Russia, Pakistan to continue cooperation in fighting terrorism


Russia and Pakistan will resume cooperation in countering international terrorism.

Russian Foreign Ministry stated this on Tuesday after the fifth session of the Russian-Pakistani working group on countering international terrorism and other challenges to international security held in Islamabad.

The Russian delegation was headed by Russian President’s special envoy handling the issues of international cooperation in fighting terrorism and trans-regional organized crime Alexander Zmeevsky, while the Pakistani delegation was headed by Director General of Crisis Management Cell, Deputy Interior Minister Tariq Lodhi.

The two sides discussed a wide range of issues of international cooperation in countering terrorism, drug trafficking and other criminal challenges. They outlined several practical steps concerning these trends, says the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.

Russia and Pakistan will resume their work in this area at bilateral level, as well as in the framework of regional and international structures, especially the United Nations, says the statement.