Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Russia on Wednesday for a two-day official visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Federal ministers Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Asad Umar, Hammad Azhar, Commerce Adviser Abdur Razzak Dawood, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, and Amir Mahmood Kiani are among the high-level group accompanying the prime minister.
Igor Morgulov, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, and other high-ranking Russian officials greeted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani delegation.
The Russian Federation’s military forces presented the prime minister and the Pakistani delegation with a guard of honour. The Russian authorities greeted the delegation with a red carpet welcome.
The visit’s high point will be a bilateral summit. According to the Foreign Office, the two leaders will discuss the whole range of bilateral ties, including energy cooperation, at the summit meeting.
They’ll also have a wide-ranging discussion about key regional and worldwide topics, such as Islamophobia and the Afghan crisis.
The prime minister’s visit will help to the development of Pakistan’s multidimensional bilateral relationship with Russia and the expansion of mutual collaboration in a variety of spheres.
Over the last two decades, ties between Pakistan and Russia have improved dramatically. At the highest level as well as at the working level, there has been constant engagement between the two sides.
On August 25, 2021, September 14, 2021, and January 17, 2022, Prime Minister Imran talked with President Putin three times. President Putin has also been invited to visit Pakistan by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Analysts think the premier’s visit to Moscow heralds the start of a new era in relations between the two former adversaries, particularly following the sudden departure of US soldiers from Afghanistan last year.