Islamabad- Russian Ambassador Alexey Y. Dedov has welcomed the resumption of talks between Pakistan and India. Dedov is currently visiting different Pakistani cities to explore avenues of economic cooperation. He also supported Islamabad's stance on Afghanistan, saying Pakistan can contribute in stabilizing Afghanistan.

He said that Russia was ready to sell MI-35 helicopters to Pakistan. Pakistan had placed an order to Russia for purchase of the latest MI-35 helicopters .