BISHKEK – Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed impressed with Pakistan PM Imran Khan leadership and initiatives for peace in the region.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the Russian President appreciated Pakistan’s role and efforts for promoting regional peace and security.
Talking to media persons, the foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a brief meeting on sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Bishkek have discussed Afghanistan issue, the situation in the Middle East and Iran, and took the Russian President into confidence on Kashmir’s situation.
Qureshi said that different changes are taking place in the world but unfortunately global uncertainty is increasing.
He said the SCO forum provided an opportunity for peace, stability and regional connectivity.
The minister said that Pakistan would import 1000 megawatt electricity from Kyrgyzstan by 2021 to overcome power shortage in the summer season.
He said the leadership of Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan also held talks on early completion of the CASA-1000 project, which would start from Kyrgyzstan and reach Afghanistan through Tajikistan and onward to Pakistan.