Russia’s Putin appreciated Pakistan efforts for promoting regional peace: Qureshi

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Russian President Viladimir Putin appreciated Islamabad’s role and efforts for promoting regional peace and security.

FM Qureshi said this while talking to media on Saturday; he said Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President Viladimir Putin met briefly on sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek.

FM Qureshi added that both leaders discussed Afghanistan issue, situation in Middle East and Iran. PM Khan also took the Russian President into confidence on Kashmir’s situation.

He said the SCO forum provided an opportunity for peace, stability and regional connectivity.

During the summit on June 13, the prime minister while giving an interview to the Russian media, expressed his desire to increase military ties with Moscow.

PM Khan said 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.

PM Imran Khan and other world leaders were in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the 19th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.