Goa, 4 May 2023 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, met with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization-Council of Foreign Ministers (SCO-CFM) in India to discuss bilateral ties and the prospects for future cooperation between both countries.
During the meeting, they discussed various mutually beneficial issues, including regional and global security, economic cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges. Both foreign ministers reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties.
Foreign Minister Zardari emphasized the significance of Pakistan’s relations with Russia. He desired to strengthen collaboration in all areas, particularly energy, defense, and technology. Additionally, he stressed the necessity of enhancing the two nations’ excellent connectivity.
Foreign Minister Lavrov expressed satisfaction with the current level of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Pakistan. He also highlighted the substantial progress made in recent years. He underlined the importance of maintaining momentum and exploring new opportunities for collaboration in commerce, investment, and culture.
They had an insightful conversation about regional concerns. Both foreign ministers agreed to continue their dialogue and collaborate to promote peace, strength, and prosperity in the region.
The bilateral meeting of foreign ministers symbolizes a historic milestone because both nations recently celebrated their diplomatic ties’ 75th anniversary. The foreign minister of both countries also exchanged letters of greeting in honor of the diplomatic anniversary.
The meeting between the two foreign ministers reflects the growing bilateral ties between Russia and Pakistan. It also highlights the significance of the SCO-CFM in providing a platform for regional governments to engage in constructive dialogue and promote regional peace and stability.