ISLAMABAD: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day official browse through to Pakistan to hold wide-ranging talks with his Pakistani counterpart, with issue of Afghanistan high up on the schedule.
He was obtained at the Chaklala airbase by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. This is the first see of a Russian foreign minister to Pakistan considering that 2012.
The Russian foreign minister will certainly hold delegation-level talks with Foreign Minister Qureshi on Wednesday (today).
Throughout the talks the entire gamut of Pakistan-Russia relations will be evaluated as well as methods gone over to additionally broaden and strengthen reciprocal teamwork in diverse areas. Both foreign ministers will certainly additionally trade views on local and also global problems.
Foreign Minister Lavrov’s see is part of the growing interaction and normal high-level exchanges between Pakistan and also Russia.
Previously, Foreign Minister Qureshi fulfilled Foreign Minister Lavrov on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek in June 2019 and the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Moscow in September 2020.
Pakistan and Russia appreciate pleasant and also cooperative relationships based upon common respect, count on and understanding. Bilateral collaboration is expanding across a wide variety of areas of typical passion, consisting of safety and also support, counter-terrorism as well as the Covering tranquility procedure. In the recent past, strengthening collaboration in financial, profession as well as energy fields has actually been the focus of both governments.
The Russian foreign minister will certainly additionally convene with the country’s leading political as well as armed forces leadership, consisting of Prime Minister Imran Khan and also Principal of the Military Personnel General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The discussions will cover the current state as well as prospects for development of much better relations with an emphasis on collaboration in profession, economic and also counter-terrorism areas.
Views will certainly be traded on topical problems of the global as well as local agenda.
“Today Pakistan is a crucial foreign policy partner of our nation. Productive communication is preserved at the worldwide organisations, mainly in the UN and also its specialist agencies. The cooperation in between Moscow as well as Islamabad is based upon the coincidence or similarity of placements on the majority of the problems of the globe neighborhood, including issues of strategic security and also responding to terrorism,” claimed a statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“Opportunities for joint work have dramatically expanded after Pakistan’s inauguration to the SCO as a complete member in June 2017,” the statement claimed, including that an intensive political dialogue was maintained, consisting of at the high as well as the highest degree.
“President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin spoke with the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan on the sidelines of the SCO CHS conference in Bishkek in June 2019; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a discussion with Pakistani Head of state “on the sidelines” of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2019. Conferences of Foreign Ministers of the two countries Sergey Lavrov and also Shah Mahmood Qureshi are held frequently (the previous meeting was kept in September 2020 in Moscow within the structure of the SCO CFM conference).
“The top priority job is to increase profession and economic connections. In 2020, the quantity of trade totaled up to a document $790 million, a rise by 46% was inter alia because of huge products of Russian wheat. Within the structure of the Intergovernmental Compensation on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Collaboration, particular jobs of organization collaboration are gone over. The 6th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission took place in Islamabad in December 2019. Energy is a promising area of service collaboration. The flagship job is the building of the North-South gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore under the Intergovernmental Contract signed in 2015. Settlements are underway for an early beginning of its useful implementation. Various other encouraging projects include the modernisation of the Karachi Steel Mills built with the assistance of the USSR, the reconstruction of the power as well as train systems of Pakistan, as well as the supply of Russian civil aircraft,” the declaration wrapped up.