Russia gives 50,000 anti-COVID vaccine doses to Pakistan, plans to send 150,000 more

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Russia has pledged to endorse two-sided cooperation with Pakistan in various fields including defense, economy and trade.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed this resolve on Wednesday during his conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.

Earlier, in a joint presser, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia was prepared to build counter terrorism potential through the provision of military equipment to Pakistan. He also said both the countries had given the consent to further arrange military exercises and drills.

He further said that Russia had provided fifty thousand doses of anti-COVID vaccine to Pakistan and wanted to supply one hundred and fifty thousand more.

On the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan was ready to build a solid and multidimensional relationship with Russia.

He also said that Russia had appreciated Pakistan’s successful efforts against terrorism and extremism.

He also briefed the Russian foreign minister about the human rights violations in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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