Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister (PM) House Islamabad here on Wednesday.
During the meeting, matters pertaining to Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations and issues of regional and global importance were discussed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to expeditiously conclude the requisite legal process for the “Pakistan Stream” (North-South) Gas Pipeline project and commence the work as early as possible.
Imran Khan fondly recalled his interaction with President Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, where he had underscored his desire to take the bilateral relationship to a new level.
The premier reiterated his invitation to President Putin to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
Imran Khan congratulated Russia on its development of Sputnik-V Vaccine and underscored Pakistan’s procurement plans in that regard.
Speaking with ARY News, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Russian President Putin will visit Pakistan soon.
“Russian foreign minister has assured that President Putin will visit Pakistan once the Covid-19 situation gets better,” said Qureshi.