Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Maria Zhakharova said in a weekly briefing, Moscow and Islamabad are closely cooperating in the fight against terrorism.
Maria Zhakharova also clarified the statement of Russian Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov over the Daesh movement.
The Russian interior minister earlier this week said an unidentified helicopter transported a large number of terrorists from Pakistan to Tajikstan border, near Russian Southern borders.
She said, it was slip of tongue.
The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said, the interior minister meant to say Afghanistan instead of Pakistan.
She said, Russia and Pakistan are negotiating a political settlement in Afghanistan.
She said, the two countries shared close ties in fighting terrorism and shared common concerns regarding the expansion of the militant Islamic State (IS).
On Jan. 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov met Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and emphasised on the importance of Islamabad’s role in bringing peace in war-torn Afghanistan.
Kabulov had appreciated Pakistan’s efforts towards working for a political solution in the region.
Qureshi assured him that Pakistan will keep striving for peace in neighbouring Afghanistan, adding, this is the only way to bring prosperity to the region.
In December, Islamabad and Moscow agreed to continue efforts through “Moscow Format of Consultations” for the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.