Pakistani And Russia inch closer further on international diplomatic front

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Pakistani And Russia inch closer further on international diplomatic front

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday extended an invitation to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to visit Pakistan, which he "gladly accepted", according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office said.

The two foreign ministers met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers in Moscow.

Both agreed to remain in close contact and pursue enhanced cooperation in all spheres of common interest.

The communique said that the two sides discussed matters of mutual interest, including the Covid-19 situation, prospects of enhanced bilateral cooperation, regional issues and cooperation at multilateral fora.

They also exchanged views on further strengthening trade and economic cooperation including in the field of energy. Foreign Minister Lavrov welcomed Pakistan’s participation in the forthcoming Kavkaz military exercise scheduled to be held in Russia later this month.