Pakistan FM Qureshi holds talks with Russian counterpart Lavrov

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday held talks together with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov right here and the 2 leaders are anticipated to give attention to strengthening bilateral financial and defence ties and talk about the Afghan peace course of.
Pakistan Tv footage confirmed that Lavrov, the primary Russian international minister to go to Pakistan since 2012, arrived on the Ministry of Overseas Affairs the place he was welcomed by Qureshi.
Lavrov planted a sapling within the premises of the ministry after which went contained in the constructing for a joint picture session, adopted by the delegation-level talks.
Officers stated that the 2 international ministers will maintain in-depth dialogue on varied subjects of bilateral curiosity with the goal to develop the multi-faceted ties.
The problems of Afghan peace can even be distinguished within the parleys.
In the course of the go to, the Russian international minister can even name on Prime Minister Imran Khan and interact with different dignitaries. He’s additionally anticipated to satisfy Pakistan Military chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Qureshi stated forward of Lavorv’s arrival that there was quite a lot of scope for financial cooperation. He stated that Russia was taking part in a task within the Afghan peace course of.
He in a while tweeted that the Russian Overseas Minister’s go to is in keeping with the dedication of Islamabad and Moscow to additional strengthen their bilateral ties and deepening the rising bonds of cooperation and collaboration.
Individually, the Russian Overseas Ministry, in an official assertion on Lavrov’s go to to Islamabad, stated that Pakistan is a crucial international coverage accomplice of Russia and fruitful interplay is maintained at worldwide organisations, primarily within the UN and its specialised businesses.
“The cooperation between Moscow and Islamabad is predicated on the coincidence or similarity of positions on many of the issues of the world neighborhood, together with problems with strategic stability and countering terrorism,” based on the assertion.
The relations have come a great distance from the Chilly Battle hostility to present stage cooperation and there’s hope to additional develop it in coming years.
Earlier, the Russian Overseas Minister arrived right here on Tuesday on a two-day official go to with the target to deepen cooperation in numerous fields.
He was obtained by Qureshi on the airport the place the 2 leaders held a short chat.

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