Pakistan to Expand Defence Cooperation with Russia and China


In the light of strong bilateral ties, Pakistan emphasized the expansion of defence cooperation with Russia and China. Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman General Nadeem Raza attended a closing ceremony of SCO Exercise Peace Mission 2021 in Russia. He also attended a meeting with chiefs of general staff of the armed forces of SCO member states where he discussed the establishment of progress and stability in the region. He also lauded Pakistan’s armed forces for their “unparalleled contributions” towards developing peace and making sacrifices against terrorism.

During the meeting, the activities of transitional terrorist organizations were also discussed in several parts of the world. General Raza was quoted as saying in the ISPR statement, “Peace in Afghanistan is a collective responsibility and [the] complete region will be its biggest beneficiary.”

The JCSC chairman also talked about bilateral engagements with PLA China Chief of Joint Staff General Li Zuocheng and Russian Federation Chief of General Staff General Valery V. Gerasimov.

The closing ceremony of the Exercise Peace Mission 2021 took place at the Donguz training area in Orenburg Region, Russia.

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