ISLAMABAD: Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) has warmly welcomed the first ever contingent of Russian ground forces to participate in the Pakistan-Russia joint military exercise being held from September 24 to 10th October, 2016.

In a statement here on Monday, Senator Sehar Kamran said these military drills represent a landmark achievement in the history of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia as it will give boost to an increased military cooperation and open other avenues of mutual cooperation between the two regional countries. She said Russia is a major power and an important regional player and steps like these will solidify relations between the two countries which is the need of the hour.

Sehar Kamran said that in today’s rapidly changing geo-political and geo-strategic environment, closer defence ties between the two countries are in their mutual interest due to their converging regional interests. It is vital that long-term relations between Islamabad and Moscow are established and further matured in various other domains as well, she added.