MOSCOW: Commencement of strategic dialogue has been made between Pakistan and Russia in Moscow on Wednesday over discussing diplomatic, economic, political and defence relation.
Pakistan’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jalil Abbass Jilani-led envoy will initiate bilateral discussions over international issues in interests of both countries whereas enrichment of security and economic cooperation is also a part of the dialogue.
Government of Pakistan, Russia agreed to start discussions on foreign secretary level which will be upgraded to foreign ministry level subsequently.
The agenda of the meeting includes increasing coordination in several fields, trade ties, counter terrorism‚ disarming‚ drug trafficking and global security.
Russia has been supportive of Pakistan becoming full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and helped Pakistan obtain observer status in the organization while Islamabad supported Russian bid to have observer status in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.