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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Pakistan Tuesday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will arrive in Pakistan on a two-day visit on Tuesday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan.

The Russian foreign minister will have delegation-level
talks with his Pakistani counterpart, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The talks will focus on the entire gamut of Pakistan-Russia
relations and ways to further broaden and deepen bilateral cooperation in
diverse fields.

The two foreign ministers will exchange views on regional
and international issues as well.

Lavrov’s visit is part of the growing interaction and
regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and the Russian Federation,
according to the Pakistani Foreign Office.

Qureshi earlier met Lavrov on the sidelines of the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization Summit in Bishkek in June 2019 and the SCO Council of
Foreign Ministers meeting in Moscow in September 2020.

Bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Russia is growing
across a wide range of areas, including security and defence,
counter-terrorism, and the Afghan peace process.

Over the recent past, deepening collaboration in economic,
trade and energy sectors has been the focus of the two governments, according
to the Foreign Office.

The visit will contribute to further deepening of the
multifaceted bilateral relationship and enhancing mutual understanding on
regional and global issues, it added.

The Russian foreign minister will also meet Prime Minister
Imran Khan and have interaction with other Pakistani officials.