PAK Wants To Deepen Defence, Trade Ties With Russia : FM

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan wants to enhance Bilateral Relations with Russia in Defence and Trade Sectors.

Speaking at a News Conference along with Russian Counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, the Foreign Minister said Islamabad and Moscow share identical stance on war against terrorism.

He said Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices in war against terrorism and Pakistan wants peace and stability in the region.

He said Pakistan has not backed out from the war against Terrorism, however, we cannot fight others' war on our soil.

The Minister also expressed gratitude to Russia for support in granting of membership to Pakistan in Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Khawaja Asif said Afghan issue cannot be resolved through war as the Taliban have shifted to settled areas of Afghanistan.