PM Imran, Russian FM hold talks on bilateral relations, regional challenges

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Apr, 2021. 04:11 pm

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is on official visit to Islamabad.

According to the details, the meeting between Imran Khan and Sergey Lavrov focused on bilateral relations, regional and global issues.

Before meeting with the Prime Minister, Russian Foreign Minister held delegation level talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.

He reaffirmed the commitment to promote bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields including economy, trade and defence.

Russian Foreign Minister said his country stands ready to further build counter terrorism potential through provision of military equipment.

The guest expressed satisfaction over forty six percent increase in bilateral trade. He however stressed there is need to further diversify it.

He said we have provided fifty thousand doses of anti Covid vaccine to Pakistan and intend to provide one hundred and fifty thousand more.

Commenting about the Afghan peace process, he said Pakistan and Russia have agreed to further facilitate the parties to reach an agreement to put an end to civil war through an inclusive political dialogue.

In his remarks on the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is keen to build a strong multifaceted relationship with Russia.

He said there is a new approach and mindset in Pakistan for relationship with Russia. We feel that not just we have geographic proximity but Russia is a factor of stability in the region and the world at large.

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