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Pakistan aims to build strong military-technical cooperation with Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) – Pakistan is satisfied with the current level of military-technical cooperation with Russia and intends to further increase its volumes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Shafkat Ali Khan.

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According to the diplomat, over the past 5-10 years, military cooperation between the two countries has grown significantly.

“We look forward to the further development of these relations. Of course, arms purchases and deliveries are part of this relationship. This is an ongoing process, but I can assure you that we are satisfied with the level of cooperation that we have achieved,” RIA Novosti quotes Sh.A. Khan.

At the same time, the diplomat emphasized, Islamabad does not intend to stop there.

“We want to move on, and we are sure that this is the right direction. Political support from top management (country) is present. We are confident that significant progress will be achieved in this area, as in others,” added Sh.A. Khan.

As the agency recalls, Russia and Pakistan signed a defense cooperation agreement in November 2014. At the moment, Moscow has supplied the Pakistani side with a batch of Mi-35 attack helicopters. Also in 2017, representatives of the Pakistani authorities announced their interest in buying Russian T-90 tanks, electronic equipment, and air defense systems.

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