Defence Ministers of Pakistan and Russian Federation held talks in Rawalpindi today focusing at strengthening defence cooperation between the two countries. Both sides stressed the need for continuation of momentum gained during Moscow conference and expressed satisfaction over convergence of views on most of international and cross regional issues. During the meeting, Defence Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif appreciated Russia's overtures in enhancing bilateral relations with Pakistan. He said that strong ties between Pakistan and Russia will help promote regional stability and prosperity. The Russian Defence Minister appreciated the skill and expertise of Pakistani armed forces in fighting the war against terrorism. He said the world community not only praises but wants to do business with Pakistan now. The two sides, on the occasion, signed a military cooperation agreement. The agreement will pave the way for exchange of views and information on politico-military issues as well as issues related to strengthening of mutual trust and international security.