Foreign Office Spokesperson has said Pakistan views Russia as an important global power, a significant development partner, and a salient contributor to regional stability, reported by Radio Pakistan

In a statement on the eve of 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between the two countries, he said Pakistan - Russia friendship is fast evolving into a mature partnership ensuring regional peace and stability.  

He said that relations of both the countries are characterized by mutual respect and trust, commonality of interests, convergence of views on important regional and global issues.  

He said the two countries have similar stakes in durable peace and stability in their common neighbourhood, and harbor shared aspirations for regional development and prosperity.