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Pakistan, Russia Agree To Further Boost Bilateral Ties

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Thursday.

Matters of mutual interest, including the Covid-19 pandemic, cooperation at the multilateral fora, prospects of enhanced bilateral cooperation, and regional issues were discussed, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined that Pakistan considered Russia an important partner and desired to forge a long-term and multi-dimensional partnership with Russia. He offered condolences on the loss of precious lives in Russia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two foreign ministers exchanged views about the socio-economic ramifications of the pandemic.

Foreign Minister Lavrov expressed solidarity with Pakistan in its efforts to combat the outbreak.