Thursday September 16, 2021

Committed To Further Strengthen Ties With Russia: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov called on Shah Mahmood Qureshi and discussed bilateral relations, promotion of cooperation in various fields and the regional situation.

In a meeting held on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Dushanbe, the two foreign ministers agreed to continue consultations on important regional and global issues.

Shah Mahmood said that Pakistan is committed to enhancing trade, investment, energy, defense and public relations with Russia. Pakistan considers peace in Afghanistan essential for peace and stability in the region.

He said that Pakistan has already sent four planes carrying relief goods to Kabul, Kandahar, Khost and Mazar-e-Sharif. Afghan citizens should not be left alone at this critical stage, he added.

Qureshi said that Pakistan wishes to hold an early meeting of Pak-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Investment in Moscow and is committed to implementing the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline project as soon as possible.

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