Qureshi meets Russian Counterpart, discusses bilateral ties

MOSCOW, Russia: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Russian Counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Thursday, and discussed important regional and global issues including Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations, enhancing cooperation in areas of mutual interest.


In the meeting, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia.

Talking to his Russian Counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan attaches special importance to bilateral relations with Russia, adding that their bilateral ties have gradually strengthened.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan is pursuing the agenda of promoting economic priorities and regional ties under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov congratulated Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistani leadership on the successful conduct of extraordinary OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan.

The Russian foreign minister also expressed best wishes regarding upcoming meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad next month.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

Prime Minister Imran Khan along with a delegation in Russia on a two-day visit from March 23-24, 2022.

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