Islamabad (Agencies) Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Tuesday said that reports regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan's participation in Eastern Economic forum (EEF) in Russia are speculative.
In a tweet, the FO spokesperson said Pakistan and Russia remain in contact about engagement at the highest level.
Dr Faisal said any announcement in this regard would be made formally at appropriate time.
Reports appearing in media about Prime Minister’s participation in Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia are speculative. Pakistan and Russia remain in contact about engagement at the highest level. Any announcement in this regard would be made formally at appropriate time.— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) July 9, 2019
Earlier, it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had invited Prime Minister Imran Khan to participate in EEF.
EEF is an international forum held each year since 2015 in September, in Vladivostok, Russia. The forum seeks to encourage foreign investment in the Russian Far East.
Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan met President Putin on the sidelines of a summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
This is pertinent to mention that the statement comes as Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump on July 22 during an official visit to Washington.
On July 4, during his weekly briefing, FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal confirmed that the PM will visit Washington on the invitation of the US President.