Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is on a two-day official visit to Pakistan and was received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi along with his delegation at the airport.
The Russian Foreign Minister will visit Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday to hold delegation-level talks.
During the talks, views will be exchanged on bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, promotion of economic collaboration, important regional and international issues and matters of mutual interest.
Moreover, Sergey Lavrov will help promote bilateral relations between the two countries.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi in his Tweet said, “Pakistan and Russia share a multi-faceted relationship and we welcome FM Lavrov’s visit in line with our mutual commitment to further strengthen our bilateral ties, deepening our growing bonds of cooperation & collaboration.”
добро пожаловать в пакистан FM #SergeyLavrov. Pakistan and Russia share a multi faceted relationship and we welcome FM Lavrov’s visit in line w/ our mutual commitment to further strengthen our bilateral ties, deepening our growing bonds of cooperation & collaboration.
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— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 6, 2021
He said both the countries desire to promote cooperation in the region and also to take forward the North-South Gas pipeline project.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi further said the two countries are playing their role in the Afghan peace process.
Furthermore, the Foreign Office in a statement said that the Russian Foreign Minister will also call on Prime Minister Imran Khan.
H.E. Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation arrives in Islamabad for his official visit. Foreign Minister @SMQureshiPTI received his Russian counterpart.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) April 6, 2021
FM Qureshi Met Sergey Lavrov In 2020
Previously, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Foreign Minister Lavrov on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek in June 2019 and the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting in Moscow in September 2020.
Pakistan and Russia enjoy friendly and cooperative relations based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Bilateral cooperation is growing across a wide range of areas of common interest including in security and defence, counter-terrorism, and the Afghan peace process.
Over the recent past, deepening collaboration in economic, trade and energy sectors has been the focus of the two governments.
The visit of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will contribute to further deepening of the multifaceted bilateral relationship and enhancing mutual understanding on regional and global issues.