Popov calls on Janjua

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – March 15, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Russian security council, a consultative body of the Russian president that works out the presidential decisions on national security affairs, deputy secretary Mikhail Mikhailovich Popov called on national security adviser (NSA) lieutenant general (R) Nasser Khan Janjua on Wednesday.

According to an official statement, besides focusing on enhancing the scope of bilateral relations and cooperation, matters pertaining to regional security situation came under discussion.

Janjua warmly received and welcomed 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.

Janjua adequately highlighted connectivity potential of Pakistan and how whole of the region and the world can gain from it. Pakistan is a country which holds great future in its palms, only the world needs to recognise and capitalise on it by way of cooperation and not 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.

Janjua applauded cooperative outlook of Russia in different areas. “We are two great nations who have risen beyond past to embrace a brighter future together,” he asserted.

Popov appreciated the positive outlook of Pakistan and 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.

Both sides expressed satisfaction over the upward trajectory of bilateral relations and expressed a strong resolve to strengthen it further.

Popov was accompanied by assistant secretary of the security council A.N. Venediktov and T.P. Boykov.

Separately, Popov called on foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday, the talks were marked by convergence of views between the two sides on various global and regional issues of mutual interest.