Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Sergey Lavrov visited Pakistan –the first visit after 9 years –where his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, received him. Pakistan and Russia share a multi-faceted relationship this visit showed the mutual commitment to further strengthen our bilateral ties, deepening our growing bonds of cooperation & collaboration. With the Afghan situation on top of the agenda, the two foreign ministers will also discuss bilateral ties, including economic cooperation, counter-terrorism and socio-economic ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted that during the talks both sides considered ideas to further promote Economic Diplomacy and discussed progress in the area of energy cooperation including the Pakistan-Stream Gas Pipeline project. Pakistan’s MOFA stated that “We reviewed our cooperation in the field of security including counter-terrorism and defence”.
FM Lavrov and FM Qureshi agreed on the need to promote greater people-to-people contact through greater collaboration across a diversity of fields, including education. Both sides will be working on enhancing our cooperation within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.