Skip to comments.Pakistan for long-term ties with Russia
Posted on 03/01/2013 7:28:00 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has said that there is a national consensus in Pakistan on building strong relationship with the Russian Federation and government attaches great importance to its relations with Russia.
The prime minister made these remarks while welcoming a delegation of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation led by Ms Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Council at Prime Minister House on Thursday. Russian Ambassador in Pakistan Andrey Bundnik also accompanied the chairperson.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said Russia was a source of peace and stability at both regional and global level and its growing power was a positive development for a multi-polar world of the present day.
The prime minister further said that there had been a visible expansion in the bilateral relations as well as economic cooperation between the two countries and Pakistan greatly valued Russias interest to invest in the energy sector of Pakistan. He added that there was a vast potential for increasing the bilateral trade further.
There is a national consensus in Pakistan on building strong relationship with the Russian Federation and we attach great importance to our relations with Russia. Both the countries have initiated a process of building a broad-based long-term partnership. We greatly value the support and assistance of Russian Federation in the war against terrorism, said the prime minister.
Ms Valentina Matvienko thanked the prime minister for meeting the delegation and said that Pakistan was an important partner of Russia and played a significant role in international relations.
She added that the exchange of visits of the parliamentary delegations of both the countries would help in further strengthening the bilateral relations. She said that some 2,000 Pakistani students had graduated from Russian universities and Russia would welcome more students from Pakistan.
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Loser backing a loser, financed my the US. Sounds like a winner. /s
Let them suck the Ruskies dry.
McCain & Graham calling this a crisis in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Looks like Pakistan has been moving in with the SCO for a long time (e.g., weapons from China over the years).
How many billions have we poured into this sh*thole ?
Too many, IMO. I wonder if those golf courses for our VIPs of government waste are still maintained in Pak?