Russian President Putin appreciated Pakistan for promoting regional peace: FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said Russian President Vladimir Putin appreciated Pakistan’s role and efforts for promoting regional peace and security.
Talking to media, FM Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan and Vladimir Putin in a brief meeting on sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek had discussed Afghanistan peace process, current evolving situation in the Middle East and Iran, and took the Russian president into confidence on Kashmir issue.
“Different changes are taking place in the world but unfortunately global uncertainty is increasing,” he said.
He said the SCO forum provided an opportunity for peace, stability and regional connectivity.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan would import 1000 megawatt electricity from Kyrgyzstan by 2021 to overcome power shortage in summer season.
He said the leadership of Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan also held talks on early completion of the CASA-1000 project, which would start from Kyrgyzstan and reach Afghanistan through Tajikistan and onward to Pakistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that during the meetings among head of states, Pakistan signed three agreements to promote education, health and cultural activities.