Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov on the telephone on Friday to discuss the regional situation.
FM Qureshi appreciated Russia’s balanced and constructive role in the de-escalation of tensions in the region. The Russian foreign minister encouraged Pakistan and India to resolve all issues through dialogue and peaceful means.
Lavrov reiterated Russia’s offer of mediation and provision of a venue for talks between India and Pakistan. Qureshi welcomed the Russian offer and added that he had acknowledged Russia’s constructive role from the floor of the Joint Session of Parliament earlier in the day, which was well-received.
Both ministers agreed to continue consultations for the promotion of peace and stability in the region.