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Pakistan, Russia mark 70 years of diplomatic relations

Islamabad, May 2: Pakistan and Russia on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. The Pakistan Foreign Office, in a statement on Tuesday, paying tribute to the seven decades of relations between the two countries, said the Pakistan-Russia friendship is fast evolving into a mature partnership, Geo TV reported. “Relations between the two countries are today characterised by mutual trust, commonality of interests, and convergence of views on important regional and global issues. Both countries have similar stakes in durable peace and stability in their common neighbourhood, and harbour shared aspirations for regional development and prosperity,” the statement read. (IANS)