Football club Real Madrid for 11th time wins UEFA Champions League tournamentSport May 29, 1:42
Ukraine’s president discusses with Savchenko her work abroadWorld May 29, 1:07
Ceasefire in Syria violated twice in 24 hours - Russia’s defense ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 1:04
Russia to strengthen ties with Greece, Athos - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 19:38
Putin highlights Mount Athos importance for society’s moral foundationsSociety & Culture May 28, 18:59
Kiev’s new sanctions list not to affect Russian media - lawmakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 18:54
Doping tests A of 8 Russian athletes from 2012 Olympics positive in rechecksSport May 28, 18:47
Patriarch Kirill leads service to consecrate church in Xilourgou hermitage on Mount AthosSociety & Culture May 28, 18:44
Putin arrives at Mount Athos to mark 1,000 years of Russian presenceSociety & Culture May 28, 18:41
Shoigu said after talks with Pakistan’s defense minister that the agreement is an important step towards strengthening ties between Moscow and Islamabad in the military sphere.
“During the meeting, we agreed that bilateral military cooperation should have a great practical focus and contribute to increasing combat efficiency of our armed forces,” Shoigu said.
Shoigu earlier expressed confidence that the implementation of this agreement will give an additional impetus to all the aspects of Russia-Tajikistan cooperation.
The minister said the sides discussed a range of specific events of particular importance.
This is the first visit by Russia’s defense minister to Pakistan after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. The latest visit took place as far back as 1969, when USSR Defense Minister Andrey Grechko made a trip to the country.
Russia and Pakistan will pool effort in the struggle against terrorism and drug trafficking with due account of the current situation in Afghanistan and the region as a whole Shoigu said during the visit.
“We shared views on the scope of pressing problems of international and regional security. First of all, this concerns Afghanistan. Our assessments of the situation in that country are mainly close or coincide,” the Russian minister noted.
“We are interested in soonest peaceful settlement of problems amassed here,” he said, adding that easing tensions in the region is one of the priority tasks for the world community.
The two ministers focused on importance of joint effort to fight international terrorism and drug trafficking, Shoigu noted.