Russian Navy visit furthers warming ties with Pakistan, says envoy

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Karachi: The Consul General of the Russian Federation Mr. Oleg N.Avdeev, hosted a reception to celebrate the successful completion of Sochi Olympics games and in honor of the visiting Russian Navy delegation at Friendship House. Picture show Consul General of China Mr.Ma Yaou, President Pak- Russia Business Council Mr.Farooq Afzal, and Barrister Abdul R.Sattar, with host.

KARACHI:  Pakistan-Russia relations are witnessing a historic warming, and the visit of two Russian Navy ships is further proof of the close relationship. This was said by The Consul General of the Russian Federation Mr. Oleg N.Avdeev, who hosted a reception to celebrate the successful completion of Sochi Olympics games and in honor of the visiting Russian Navy delegation at Friendship House.

Mr Avdeev said after a gap of 49 years Russian naval ships called at Karachi port.  They were the big anti-submarine ship Marshal Shaposhnikov and the rescue tug-ship Alatau.  The Russian ships docked in Karachi after joint exercises in Indonesian territorial waters which involved the naval fleets of 16 countries. He greeted the detachment chief Rear Admiral Vladimir Dmitriev, and the officers and sailors and said their visit is a manifestation of the growing goodwill between the peoples of Russia and Pakistan. 

The Russian diplomat said the visit’s response in Karachi is so encouraging that the practise of mutual calls should continue but with much shorter intervals. He added that with rapid changes in world geopolitics, the Indian Ocean is getting more and more importance.  

Mr Avdeev concluded his brief address by saying the visit augurs well for the future of Russia Pakistan bilateral relations which have great scope for expansion in various spheres.

The Commanding officer of Russian navy Commander Scegey Vasiliev, said that during the stay in Karachi, Pak and Russian navy will have joint exercise and play sports also. He further said that Karachi is beautiful City we are enjoying here and received warm welcome by Pakistan Navy and people of City. He said Pak nay is one of the most experienced Navy in the World.