- No such go to has been scheduled but, says FO.
- FO says each side are shut companions, mates.
- “Two sides are committed to building relationship.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to be visiting Pakistan in July, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated in an announcement on Monday.
Responding to media queries, the spokesperson stated that the Foreign Office had seen some reviews relating to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s go to to Pakistan.
“Pakistan and Russia are close partners and friends. The two sides are committed to building a strong multi-dimensional relationship that not only serves their respective national interests but also contributes to regional as well as global peace and security,” the spokesperson stated.
Chaudhri stated the change of high-level visits is a vital a part of the rising Pakistan-Russia relations.
“While invitations for visits at the summit level have been extended by both sides, no such visit has been scheduled yet,” the spokesperson famous.
The spokesperson highlighted that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov paid a profitable go to to Islamabad in April this yr, whereas Pakistan’s international and defence ministers had visited Moscow final yr.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his counterpart Lavrov on June 14 had held a telephonic dialog the place the 2 emphasised enhanced bilateral relations between the 2 international locations.
“Pakistan attaches special importance to its bilateral relations with Russia,” stated FM Qureshi. “Strengthening of these ties, after a period of time, is a welcome news,” he added.
Lavrov in Pakistan
In April this yr, the Russian international minister had arrived in Pakistan to carry talks with the Pakistani management on financial cooperation and different international points.
The Russian international minister held conferences with Prime Minister Imran Khan and different senior leaders throughout his go to.
“Pakistan and Russia share a multi-faceted relationship and we welcome FM Lavrov’s visit in line [with] our mutual commitment to further strengthen our bilateral ties, deepening our growing bonds of cooperation & collaboration,” FM Qureshi had tweeted when Lavrov had arrived.