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PR No. 230 CALL ON THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRIME MINISTER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS BY DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Islamabad: April 26, 2016

Mr. Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, paid a courtesy call today on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM). Mr. Ryabkov is leading the Russian delegation for the 10th Meeting of Pakistan-Russian Consultative Group on Strategic Stability.

The SAPM and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister had an exchange of views on the positive trajectory of Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations, regional and global security situation as well as broad issues in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation. The SAPM underscored Pakistan’s contribution to global efforts for disarmament and non-proliferation as a mainstream and equal partner of the international community. Calling for a principle-based and non-discriminatory global regime on non-proliferation, he said that Pakistan fully qualified to become a member of the multilateral export control regimes, particularly the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Pakistan-Russian Consultative Group on Strategic Stability was established in 2002. It provides a structured platform for exchange of views on issues related to arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as regional security.

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