Russia, Pakistan to hold first-ever joint military exercises
Russia and Pakistan have agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defence cooperation.
In this regard, an agreement was reached between both nations during a meeting between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif in Moscow.
As per the agreement, both nations will strive for
- Enhancing cooperation in defence industry and military training.
- Promoting joint participation in military exercises.
- Increasing military cooperation in training and import of arms and equipment.
- Resolving conflicts through diplomatic means rather than using of force.
Apart from above, both nations also have reached a consensus that a multi-polar world would ensure peace and balance in international relations.
In 2014, both nations had signed a military cooperation agreement to deepen their defence ties. They also had vowed to translate their relationship in tangible terms.
The military agreement was signed during the first-ever visit of a Russian defence minister in 45 years to Pakistan in November 2014.