Pakistan, Russia pledge to step up efforts for lasting Afghan peace

02:29 PM | 2 Dec, 2021
Pakistan, Russia pledge to step up efforts for lasting Afghan peace
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, and Russia have resolved to support all efforts to bring lasting peace to Afghanistan.

A press release issued by the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow said both sides have closely been engaged with regard to the situation in war-torn Afghanistan after the Taliban-led administration took over the country.

Meanwhile, NSA Moeed Yusuf, who visited Moscow at the invitation of Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the security council of Russia, was also invited to hold the delegation-level talks.

The meeting focused on matters related to bilateral relations between two countries, as well as international relations and the unfolding situation in the region.

Furthermore, matters of mutual interest including cooperation in economic, energy, defense, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, and information and cyber security were also discussed.

The statement further added that the two sides also deliberated on the current situation of Afghanistan at length and pledged to support all efforts to bring lasting peace in Afghanistan.

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During the meeting, Pakistani and Russian officials also expressed satisfaction over the trajectory of their bilateral relations and agreed to remain engaged on all matters of mutual importance.

Earlier in October, Islamabad hosted representatives from Russia, China and the United States for the Troika Plus meeting on Afghanistan.