Is Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Pakistan in July?

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Pakistan in July?

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri Monday said that no visit of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Pakistan yet.

He was responding to media reports claiming the Russian President may visit Pakistan in July.

“We have seen some media reports regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit 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. Exchange of high level visits is an important part of the growing Pakistan-Russia relations.”

He said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov paid a successful visit to Islamabad in April this year and last year Pakistan’s Foreign Minister and Defence Minister visited the Russian Federation.

He added that while invitations for visits at the summit level have been extended by both sides, no such visit has been scheduled yet.