MOSCOW: The federal minister for defence Khawaja Asif is on a three-day official visit to Russia to attend the third conference on international security in Moscow on special invitation from his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.
The Moscow International Security Conference is being held on May 23-24, aimed at discussing international security problems, ways of settling regional crises with emphasis on the military-political analysis.
“Pakistan strongly believes in the policy of non-interference and peaceful coexistence with neighbouring countries,” Asif said. “We have rendered numerous sacrifices for the cause of peace and are committed to do so in future as well.”
The minister also underlined the importance of closer cooperation between Pakistan and Russia for stability in the region.
“Pakistan is playing its due role to stabilize the region,” he said.
In the two-day security conference, representatives from 50 countries as well as regional and global organisations are participating.
The withdrawal of international coalition forces from Afghanistan as well as military measures that could prevent a scenario of turning the country into a terrorist training range are among the key issues at the forum.
The military experts will also discuss the aggravation of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.