Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Matters of mutual interests, deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir, bilateral relations and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting, sources said and added that they also discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.
Both the leaders expressed satisfaction over close cooperation and current level of bilateral relations between the two counties, the sources added.
Speaking on the occasion, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia had supported Pakistan on Kashmir issue.
Earlier in a day, Imran Khan met Microsoft founder Bill Gates and a Memorandum of understanding was signed by both parties in the meeting held in New York.
According to details, the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairperson ‘Ehsas Program’ Dr. Sania Nishtar and Bill Gates.
The agreement, which was signed in the meeting, will help in eliminating poverty from the country.
Under the terms of the agreement, the amount of 20 crores will be spent on 134 poverty alleviation projects across the country, undertaken as part of the ‘Ehsaas program 2020’.
PM said that the Ehsaas Program is a big project in the history of Pakistan which will turn the country into a welfare state.
Earlier on August 15, another success on the diplomatic front for Pakistan as Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had affirmed that Russia was willing to play a role of mediator over the Kashmir dispute.
Moscow was fully aware of the situation in occupied Kashmir, therefore, it had decided not to object the holding of a meeting on Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council, the minister had said.