Pakistan hails Putin offer for Pak-India mediation

Posted In: News Date:Jun 16th, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of mediation to resolve the ongoing tension between Islamabad and New Delhi.

“Pakistan welcomes UNSC Permanent Member Russia’s attention and intention to play a role in this longstanding issue on the UNSC agenda,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria told a weekly press briefing.

Talking about ties with Russia, the spokesman said Pakistan-Russia relations were following a positive trajectory. “Both sides have signed defence agreement, held joint military exercises and Russia was investing $ 2 billion in South-North gas pipeline project. There was tremendous scope for enhancing ties further, particularly in political, economic and trade, energy, defense, culture and education fields,” he said.