PM Imran, Russian President Putin discuss Afghanistan situation in phone call

PM Imran, Russian President Putin discuss Afghanistan situation in phone call

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan and the bilateral relations.

According to the Prime Minister's Office, the two leaders exchanged the views via telephone.

Prime Minister stressed that a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan is vitally important for Pakistan and regional stability saying that an inclusive political settlement is the best way forward to ensure protection of rights of all Afghans.

Imran Khan underscored that the international community must stay positively engaged in support of the people of Afghanistan, to help address humanitarian needs and ensure economic sustenance.

He underscored the importance of coordinated approaches and noted that Pakistan attached high importance to the role of the Troika Plus format.

PM Imran expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of Pakistan-Russia relations, with increased high-level exchanges and growing cooperation in diverse fields.

The premier reiterated Pakistan's resolve to strengthen trade relations as well as bilateral collaboration in energy sector, including early realization of the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline Project.

PM Imran and President Putin agreed to closely cooperate within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for promoting regional peace and security.

The prime minister also reiterated his invitation to President Putin to visit Pakistan.