On June 6, the first Russian-Pakistani expert dialogue between the Valdai Discussion Club and Pakistan House analytical centre took place, titled “Strategic relations between Russia and Pakistan”. The event was held at the Moscow site of the Club; its address is: Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 16/1. The conference was opened by Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, and Muhammad Athar Javed, Founder and Director General, Pakistan House. The first session, that was open to media, was titled “Russia-Pakistan Political and Security Relations”. Shafqat Ali Khan, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Russian Federation; Ivan Safranchuk, Director, Center of Euro-Asian Studies, MGIMO University; Muhammad Athar Javed, Founder and Director General, Pakistan House; Aleksei Kupriyanov, Head of the Group on South Asia and Indian Ocean of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, participated. The session was moderated by Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.