Pakistan, Russian FMs discuss bilateral, regional issues of mutual interest

BEIJING, China: The Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday met his Russian Counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Beijing.


During the meeting, they discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said.

Earlier while addressing the Council of SCO Foreign Ministers, Khawaja Asif appreciated the support extended by other members of the SCO to Pakistan.

The foreign minister underlined the important role being played by the SCO in the complex and evolving geo-political environment in the region.

The Council of SCO Foreign Ministers – in its meeting Chaired by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi – discussed issues related to peace and security at the international and regional level and promotion of cooperation between member states.

The Council also finalized the preparations for the forthcoming SCO Heads of State Council in Qingdao.

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