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Pakistan, Russia exchange letters to strengthen their bilateral ties

Russian President Putin and Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif have exchanged letters to promote bilateral ties of the two nations.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan is keen to strengthen bilateral ties with Russia.

Prime Minister of Pakistan has reiterated this in a letter written to Russian President last week. The premier wrote a counter letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the reply letter, PM Shehbaz thanked President Putin for the congratulatory message, sources said.

According to the text of the letter, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan would like to support Russia on the issue of Afghanistan.

The Russian president had written a letter last week congratulating Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the prime minister. He also expressed the desire to deepen cooperation between the two countries.

Foreign Office officials said resetting ties with Russia was a decision taken by the state long time back, keeping in view the changing regional and international alignments.

Javed Mahmood
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