Russia offers counter terrorism skills

By Staff Reporter
Friday – March 30, 2018
ISLAMABAD: A Russian delegation led by deputy director general Sergey S. Goreslavsky and chief counsellor of presidential administration Valery Molostov called on national security advisor (NSA) lieutenant general (R) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday, they appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and said, “Pakistan has conducted large scale operations against terrorism and we want to share our skills in this area.”

According to an official statement, the Russian delegation regarded military and technical cooperation as a strongest impetus to develop political, trade and economic relations.

They also offered cooperation in the domain of cyber security. Janjua appreciated Russian spirits to improve the bilateral relationship.

The Russian delegation held that Russia considers Pakistan as a “reliable partner in south Asia” and is keen to develop strong bilateral relations in all possible areas.

They mentioned of Russian support for Pakistan in different international organisations including the united nations (UN) and the Shanghai cooperation organisation (SCO).

They also expressed the desire to strengthen cooperation in “counter terrorism” and ‘offered’ “technical assistance” to Pakistan in this area.

Janjua briefed the delegates about regional security situation and the prospects of greater connectivity.

He said that both Pakistan and the Russian federation are two fortunate countries who have “risen beyond the past” to write a fresh and enduring chapter of friendship and cooperation for a better and a brighter future.

Both sides reiterated to work in close collaboration in all possible areas.