ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP): Pakistan and Russia have held their first consultations on regional issues here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the consultations held on Tuesday, the whole range of
regional issues as well as key areas of mutual interest including
economic cooperation and connectivity were discussed, said a Foreign
Ministry’s statement issued here Wednesday.

The Russian side was led by Alexander V. Sternik, Head of the Third CIS Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia while the Pakistani side was led by Ahmad Hussain Dayo, Director General (West Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The two sides also exchanged views on important global and regional developments.

It was decided that the next round of consultations will be held in Moscow in 2017.