ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay an official visit to Russia on 23-24 February 2022, at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation.
Bilateral Summit will be the highlight of the visit of Prime Minister Khan, who will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including the members of his cabinet.
Pakistan and Russia enjoy friendly relations marked by mutual respect, trust, and convergence of views on a range of international and regional issues.
During the Summit meeting, the two leaders will review the entire array of bilateral relations including energy cooperation, Foreign Affairs said in a press release issued here.
They will also have a wide-ranging exchange of views on major regional and international issues, including Islamophobia and the situation in Afghanistan.
The visit of the Prime Minister will contribute to further deepening of the multifaceted Pakistan-Russia bilateral relationship and enhancement of mutual cooperation in diverse fields, it added.
Pakistan reaffirmed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s impending visit to Moscow tomorrow (Wednesday), said Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar in a tweet.
Pakistan’s Ambassador, retired Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, met with Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar and voiced support for her country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to a tweet by Deputy Foreign Minister Dzheppar. She expressed her gratitude to Pakistan for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine after recognizing them as independent, accelerating a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war.
A Reuters witness saw tanks and other military hardware moving through the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk after Putin formally recognized the breakaway regions and ordered the deployment of Russian forces to “keep the peace”.
About five tanks were seen in a column on the edge of Donetsk and two more in another part of town, a Reuters reporter said. No insignia were visible on the vehicles.
Putin’s announcement drew U.S. and European condemnation and vows of new sanctions although it was unclear whether it was Putin’s first major step toward a full-scale offensive in Ukraine that Western governments have warned about for weeks.