Islamabad, 25 February 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated that Pakistan desires a strong relationship with all the countries and states.

Moreover, it was once again made clear that Pakistan is not and will not become part of bloc politics. He gave these remarks today in a media briefing in the Federal Capital Islamabad.

Pakistan and other Countries

Pakistan has amazing relations with European Union countries, the United States of America, China, and other partners in the region and across the globe. This was shared by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine

Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored that Pakistan has strong diplomatic relations with both Russia and Ukraine. Not only that but he additionally stressed that the country greatly values its bilateral ties. These ties are immensely respected and regarded that too mutually, with both countries.

Pakistan’s Multidimensional and Multilateral Foreign Policy

The Foreign Policy of Pakistan aims and looks for the national interest of the country. Under this, the economic and social welfare of Pakistan is a priority.

The approach is multidimensional and multilateral. Pakistan believes in adopting peace, and diplomacy. Conflict and confrontation are never an option.

Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Russian Visit Basis

In the press briefing, Shah Mahmood Qureshi additionally rejected the impression that the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s visit to Russia was ill-timed. It was shared that such official visits take place after thorough deliberations. Numerous things are taken into account while planning such visits.

The official visit was primarily based on interactions with partners from Russia. In this regard, it is pertinent to mention last year’s visit of the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to Pakistan.

Not only that but combined military exercises and trainings were also a cause. Furthermore, several dialogues on topics of Islamophobia, etc, were also held. All the above developments paved the way for the final meeting of Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

It is quite relevant here to shed light on Imran Khan’s remarks during the meeting, on the Ukraine-Russian conflict. He expressed his regret over the situation. He stated that “conflict is not in anyone’s interest”.

It must also be noted that numerous Pakistani Ambassadors also shared the words of the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in this regard, that conflict is not a solution.