PM Imran holds meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

According to sources, the two leaders discussed matters relating to bilateral relations and other important affairs.

PM Imran Khan is in Russia on two-day official visit where he received red carpet welcome.

FM Qureshi meets Russian counterpart

On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Russian Counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, and discussed important regional and global issues including Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations, enhancing cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

In the meeting, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia.

Talking to his Russian Counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan attaches special importance to bilateral relations with Russia, adding that their bilateral ties have gradually strengthened.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan is pursuing the agenda of promoting economic priorities and regional ties under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov congratulated Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistani leadership on the successful conduct of extraordinary OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan.

The Russian foreign minister also expressed best wishes regarding upcoming meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad next month.

Floral Wreath

Earlier today, PM Imran Khan laid a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a war memorial dedicated to Soviet soldiers killed during World War II. The national anthems of Pakistan and Russia were played on the occasion as the prime minister observed a moment of silence in respect for the fallen troops.

PM Imran Khan visit to Moscow is the first bilateral trip by a Pakistani prime minister after two decades, PM Imran Khan has been accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the members of his cabinet.

The premier will also meet with the Russian president to review the entire array of bilateral relations including energy cooperation, a statement from the Foreign Office said. "They will also have a wide-ranging exchange of views on major regional and international issues, including Islamophobia and the situation in Afghanistan," the statement added.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar, Abdul Razak Dawood, Moeed Yousuf and others are accompanying the premier during the visit.

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