BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: Pakistan and Russia on Wednesday signed a joint statement on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space in Bishkek today.
“FM Qureshi and FM Lavrov signed a Joint Statement on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space,” according to a statement by foreign office spokesperson.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) May 22, 2019
The statement said outer space is being used by an increasing number of states. Pakistan has been consistently highlighting the risks of weaponization of outer space.
The signing of today’s joint statement on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space is a reflection of convergence of views between Pakistan and Russia.
Pakistan and Russia have also agreed to enhance cooperation in various fields, including trade, energy and defense sectors.
The agreement was reached at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bishkek today.
The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and security situation in the region.