Pakistan, Russia discuss defence cooperation

Moscow: Pakistan and Russia at the second round of Joint Military Consultative Committee Tuesday discussed defense cooperation.Pakistani delegation was led by Defense Secretary Ikram-ul-Haq while Russian side by Deputy Defense Minister Alexander V Fomin.

The two sides exchanged views on regional security besides holding in depth discussions on exploring and identifying areas of mutual cooperation including military training, joint exercises, intelligence cooperation and issues relating to defence industrial cooperation.They agreed to ensure effective follow up and implementation of the decisions taken during the meeting.

The two sides expressed the hope that the joint military consultative committee would play a vital role in enhancing defence cooperation. They agreed to hold the third Round of the consultative committee next year in Pakistan.