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General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – First Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, discussed bilateral military cooperation with General Nadim Raza, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, during a meeting in Moscow.

“Pakistan is one of the few countries with which military cooperation with which this year, despite the difficult epidemic situation, is very active,” said Army General Valery Gerasimov.

The Chief of the Russian General Staff expressed gratitude for the traditionally high Pakistani representation in the events organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2021. He thanked the Pakistani guest for his personal participation in the active phase of the military antiterrorist command and staff exercise of the SCO member states “Peace Mission 2021” and the dispatch of the national military contingent.

General of the Army Valery Gerasimov also noted the successful cooperation in the naval area. He recalled that during the fifth round of Russian-Pakistani headquarters negotiations, experts substantively discussed the prospects of naval cooperation in St. Petersburg. A detachment of ships from the Black Sea Fleet participated in the AMAN-2021 multinational naval exercise, the Arabian Monsoon-2021 bilateral naval exercise, and anti-piracy maneuvers in the Gulf of Aden. Pakistani naval frigate Zulfikar took part in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg.

In addition, during the conversation, a thorough exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan took place.

On the eve of the Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, held bilateral meetings with colleagues from India and China. The talks took place as part of the main stage of the SCO countries’ anti-terrorist exercises Peace Mission 2021, which is taking place at the Donguz training ground in the Orenburg region. During a meeting with the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Central Military Council of the PRC, Colonel General Li Zuocheng, Gerasimov expressed gratitude for the traditionally high Chinese representation in the events organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2021. A similar assessment of Russian-Indian military cooperation was given by the Chief of the Russian General Staff during a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Indian Armed Forces, General Bipin Rawat.

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