PM Imran Khan reveals his desire from Russia
*BISHKEK: Talking to a Russian news outlet today (Thursday), The Prime Minister of Pakistan expressed a desire to increase military ties with the country.*
Imran Khan, who reached Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan earlier in the day to attend the 19th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) said that he was happy with the burgeoning relation between Pakistan and Russia.
“This is not the 60’s, things have changed drastically from the past riddled with ‘cold war’,” said Khan.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan when asked about his expectations from his Bishkek trip and official meeting with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin expressed hope to increase and strengthen defense relations with the former super power.
“Relations between the Pakistan Armed Forces and the Russian Military have increased manifold in the recent past and we would like to take it further,” anticipated Khan.
The Pakistani premier was asked if Pakistan was interested in buying weapons from Russia to which Imran Khan said that no such intention exists at present as the government is trying to stabalize economy back home.
“We are trying to focus on human development at the moment, the stand-off with India has observed gradual decrease for now ,” Khan answered.
Answering a question about potential meeting with the Russian premier, Khan said: “I would like to potentially visit Russia, I have visited once in the past and yes, I am probably going to meet the Russian leadership.”
“I will hopefully meet the Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).”
Khan added that he had met the Russian premier in the past during his visit to China.