Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar spoke to Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov this evening. She briefed her Russian counterpart on the unprovoked NATO/ISAF attack on Pakistani territory and DCC decisions. She underscored that besides being a gross violation of established international norms, such attacks pose a threat to regional peace and stability as well.
The Russian Foreign Minister expressed sympathy for the loss of lives and injury, as well as complete understanding of Pakistan’s position. He underscored that Pakistan and Russia were partners in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and also partners in promoting regional cooperation. He stressed on the need of NATO thoroughly investigating the incident.
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Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604