The Russian FM Mr. Sergey Lavrov on his official visit to Pakistan conveys a very “important” message of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Express Tribune in an article: Senior FO official quoted the words of Russian FM “I came to Pakistan with a message from President Putin that Russia is open to cooperation in defense, Energy or corridor sectors.
This offer is like a blank check to Pakistan; The FO official said.
When the same official was asked about the possibility of buying a Russian state-of-the-art air defense system. The official said that he can not reveal the exact answer but Russia is willing to expand defense ties in that sector also.
In the joint press conference, the Russian FM also said that Russia will provide Pakistan with military equipment so that Pakistan can improve its capability against terrorism.
Russia and Pakistan are already cooperating in the energy sector to build a gas pipeline between Lahore and Karachi with an estimated cost of 2 billion US dollars. The project hasn’t started yet because of the possibility of the US getting “angry”.
Source: Express tribune