Islamabad finds new allies

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visited Russia on an official visit — this is the first visit of such level in 37 years. He has to "unfreeze" the political, trade and economic cooperation 2-powers, drawing a line under the period of confrontation. Islamabad finds new allies, Washington is increasingly pushing the country to disaster, because the Pakistani elite Moscow has its own role in the modernization of the main companies in promising energy projects.

Asif Ali Zardari has already met with Dmitry Medvedev in June 2009 and 2010 in the framework of the SCO summit in Yekaterinburg, Tashkent.

The USSR was one of the first states to recognize Pakistan, diplomatic relations were established May 1, 1948. In the 1960-1970-ies of the country intensively cooperated Russian Alliance has promoted Pakistan do industry base. In the 80 years left cooling in relations, Pakistan to take an active role in the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan with the United States, his country had made the base of Mujahideen. Almost Pakistan fought a war against the Union, only the decomposition of the elite Soviet vosprepyadstvovalo Russian army to strike on Pakistan to liquidation rear base of Afghan militants.

Islamabad has invited "Gazprom" to take part in the development of government deposits, announced the ability of the role of Russia in the construction of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan — Afghanistan — Pakistan — India. "I have brought to Moscow hopes of our parliament, the government, the prime minister, also the ordinary people of Pakistan that we will make a bilateral deal with Russia", — said Asaf Ali Zardari.

What is the reason so frisky "warming" of the relationship? Islamabad is concerned about the increasing pressure from their own usual "ally" — the United States. States already has a couple of times violated the sovereignty Pakistan, attacking the Taliban bases on its territory, and there were accusations of harboring Osama bin Laden. Islamabad in a difficult situation, on the one hand, the growing popular discontent regime which allows the United States to act on the territory of Pakistan as "at home". Therefore obliged to give a resounding statement: Kill Bin Laden in Pakistan areas regarded as "one-sided act, fraught with severe consequences," even threatened to continue to fend off such actions "in full force." Although it is clear that shoot down planes and helicopters of U.S. Pakistani military would not dare, the war with the United States — it is the end of Pakistan. Depending on the state enormous, including the delivery of modern weapons.

In addition, Islamabad concerned about the "Arab syndrome" ripen the realization that Washington is ready to sacrifice even how allies to undermine Eurasia, creating a so-referred to as the "arc of fire." While Pakistan is an ally of China, Islamabad is looking for other points of support.

Moscow offered very notable projects:

Role Russia in the pipeline project TAPI («Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India"), this project at D. Boucher sounded even Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But project remained on paper because of opposition from Iran and Russia, which are not going to give Turkmen gas from Gazprom has a "pipe". At the current time Islamabad is ready to fill Moscow costs by allowing Russian companies to deposits Pakistan.

— Another major project — a role in the construction of power strips CASA-1000 (Central Asia — South Asia). For this project to be launched transit of electricity that is produced on Rogun HPP in Tajikistan and Kambar-Ata-1 hydropower plant in Kyrgyzstan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.

— Islamabad offers Moscow Metallurgical Plant upgrade assist Pakistan Still Mills in Karachi, which is built in the years of Pakistan's cooperation with the USSR. Proposed role in the modernization and other companies of the mining and steel industry. Maybe the role of Railways in the development of the railway network in Pakistan.

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