Pakistan important partner of Russia: Putin

Published: June 10, 2017


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Pakistan is an important partner for Russia in South Asia.

The Russian president’s comments came during a meeting with PM Nawaz on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana, Radio Pakistan reported. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, including trade and economic cooperation, and also current international issues during the meeting.

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Putin said Russian-Pakistani relations have been constructive and mutually beneficial. “Our relations are developing in many areas, and our trade has increased, even if only by a few percentage points. Of course, we are able to do much more than we are doing now,” he said.

Putin also congratulated PM Nawaz on Pakistan’s accession to the SCO and said he was “glad that we met for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.”

Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir were also present at the meeting.

Pakistan, along with India, on Friday became a full member of the SCO, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserting that Pakistan “will strive to achieve collective objectives of the organisation for regional cooperation, connectivity and economic prosperity”.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Md.Osman Gani
    Jun 10, 2017 - 3:17PM

    Live long Pak-Russia relation.Both the nation should close together as strategic partner & work together for world peace & happiness.Recommend

  • Ali Khan
    Jun 10, 2017 - 4:03PM

    No doubt, It is only Pakistan in South Asia who is standing against and competing India at every platform which is an irritant to later.Recommend

  • Asad
    Jun 10, 2017 - 6:44PM

    Meanwhile India and Afghanistan are enjoying friendly relations by Isolating Pakistan :)Recommend

  • Muhammad azeem
    Jun 11, 2017 - 5:09AM

    We well come the close relations with Russia. It is a matter of fact that we did have no extra ordinary problems in the past nor today with Russia. I as a voice of my public declare that we feel comforts by deep relations with Russia it might be some earth matter or inter contenetal natural relationship in our bloods l think we were misused in the past.
    Any how Russia as a partner and as a friend has shown there stout and affirm commitments to any natio they did relate. We should make arrangement to began a new era of commitments with Russia in education modren technologies and the space sector and in the health sectors which the Russians enjoy in bulk. Recommend

  • Muhammad azeem
    Jun 11, 2017 - 5:14AM

    We feel comforts in close relations with Russia. Our govt. Must began joint ventures in all sectors with this Time tested nation. Recommend

  • echoboom
    Jun 11, 2017 - 1:02PM

    pakistan is back with dignity and resolve…goodby usa ksa …welcome back to civilizationRecommend

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