Russia actively pursuing ties with Pakistan, says Putin

Published: April 20, 2016
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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets PM Nawaz Sharif on his arrival at the 7th BRICS summit. PHOTO: PID

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets PM Nawaz Sharif on his arrival at the 7th BRICS summit. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his country is actively developing multifaceted relations with Pakistan, including in the fields of trade and counter-terrorism.

Putin remarked in a meeting with Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Qazi Khalilullah, who presented his letter of credence to the Russian president in Moscow.

A statement issued by the Pakistani Embassy said that Qazi conveyed greetings from the president, prime minister and the people of Pakistan to the Russian president.

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In his remarks, Putin conveyed good wishes for the leadership and the people of Pakistan and said that Moscow is actively developing multifaceted ties with Islamabad, including in the fields of trade and counter-terrorism.

He expressed satisfaction at the level of cooperation between the two countries in the United Nations, which was based on a shared commitment to international law and convergence of positions on many key global and regional issues.

Ambassador Qazi conveyed Pakistan’s desire to enhance relations with the Russian Federation in all fields of mutual interest.

Relations between the two countries have improved significantly in recent years after decades of hostilities because of the cold war.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • not impressed.
    Apr 21, 2016 - 3:29AM

    A polite non-specific statement to greet the ambassador. Surprised that this is a headlined news.Recommend

  • khan
    Apr 21, 2016 - 8:28AM

    what is Russian position on Kashmir Issue? how can a routine matter becomes the head line of a news paper? is there any shift in Russian policy towards Paksitan considering its position on critical issues? Recommend

  • jahangir
    Apr 21, 2016 - 9:33AM

    Well, there you have it. India wants to go after Pakistan’s allies so Pakistan can also play the part and go after her Allies. India is going to US so Pakistan can go to Russia, besides Russia already lifted arm embargo against Pakistan and the Gas pipeline deal so we better go for it. Just a warning to India, you can’t trust Americans they will use you tomorrow the way they used us back in Soviet days and after your service are not needed they’ll just leave you like that. In terms of Trade, let’s be realistic America wouldnt want to let you come ahead of itself so sooner or later you’ll see them putting lame legistation against India. Heads up.Recommend

  • Vectra
    Apr 21, 2016 - 1:49PM

    @jahangir:
    ‘Well, there you have it. India wants to go after Pakistan’s allies so Pakistan can also play the part and go after her Allies. India is going to US so Pakistan can go to Russia, besides Russia already lifted arm embargo against Pakistan and the Gas pipeline deal so we better go for it. ”

    Read Putin statement once again especially last few words no mention of defence especially lethal ones and that too in numbers not like mere 8 F-16 or 4 Hind Attack copter.Those numbers are not worthy for engaging an enemy.And ye neither India nor Russia are going anywhere as far a their relations are concerned.
    “Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his country is actively developing multifaceted relations with Pakistan, including in the fields of trade and counter-terrorism.”

    Just a warning to India, you can’t trust Americans they will use you tomorrow the way they used us back in Soviet days and after your service are not needed they’ll just leave you like that.”

    India know how the Chess game is played.Recommend

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