Russian delegation calls on National Security Adviser

Islamabad, March 14, 2018 (PPI-OT): A Russian delegation led by Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Mr. M.M. Popov accompanied by Assistant Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Mr. A.N. Venediktov and Mr. T.P. Boykov, called on the National Security Adviser Lt. General ® Nasser Khan Janjua for an elaborate discussion this afternoon. Besides focusing on enhancing the scope of bilateral relations and cooperation, matters pertaining to regional security situation came under deliberate discussion. NSA warmly received and welcome the guests and thanked them for coming over to Pakistan. “Such visits always prove to be instrumental in enhancing better understanding and further strengthening of bilateral relations”.

He said. NSA, subsequently, gave them a detailed presentation focusing on the global trends of power politics, regional security situation and the role which Pakistan plays against terrorism and also in maintaining the regional strategic balance. NSA adequately highlighted connectivity potential of Pakistan and how whole of the region and world can gain from it. Pakistan is a country which holds great future in its palms. Only the world needs to recognise and capitalize on it by way of cooperation and nor confrontation. Seeking economic prosperity and investing in the peace will enable the world to reap the benefits which Pakistan can offer.

He stressed the importance of increasing cooperation among the regional countries and suggested that collective efforts are required to seek peace and stability for the region. He also applauded cooperative outlook of Russia in different areas. “We are two great nations who have risen beyond past to embrace the bright future together” he said. Mr. M.M. Popov appreciated positive outlook of Pakistan and also acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan against terrorism. He reiterated the commitment of his government to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in all possible areas including military, defense, intelligence, security, energy and training etc which was thankfully admired by NSA. Both sides expressed satisfaction over the upward trajectory of bilateral relations and expressed a strong resolve to strengthen it further.

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