Islamabad � Pakistan and Russia on Saturday held joint naval drills in the North Arabian Sea to promote their joint operation capacity, Radio Pakistan reported.
According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Navy, Pakistan and Russian Navy ships carried out mock drills during the exercises.
During their visit to Karachi Port, Russian Navy officers held meetings with a field commander of Pakistan Navy and laid a wreath at Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum.
Islamabad and Moscow agreed on Thursday to upgrade bilateral ties to the level of the strategic partnership during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Russian Ambassador Alexey Dedov.
The two sides agreed to improve cooperation in the field of defense production. Relations between Pakistan and Russia have increased significantly during the last few years with a focus on bilateral defense ties.
Source: International Islamic News Agency