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.