Senior representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as well as Shafqat Ali Khan, the ambassador of Pakistan to Russia, and embassy staff members, welcomed FM Bilawal.
According to a statement from the Foreign Office, Mr. Bhutto will travel to the Russian Federation at Sergey Lavrov’s request. Today’s meeting between the two ministers will cover the full range of bilateral relations as well as talk about global and regional topics of shared concern.
A senior Russian group had just left the South Asian country for Moscow days before the PPP leader’s trip there to discuss an oil and gas contract.
Foreign Minister @BBhuttoZardari has arrived in Moscow on an official visit. The FM was received by senior officials of Russian Foreing Ministry, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Shafqat Ali Khan @shafqatAmbPak and officials of the Embassy.@mfa_russia @PakinRussia pic.twitter.com/JdELstMw4i
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) January 29, 2023
Both parties signed numerous memoranda of understanding in a range of industries during the Russian delegation’s visit to Islamabad, and they talked about selling the cash-strapped nation, which has recently struggled to satisfy its energy needs, inexpensive crude oil.
Leading figures from Pakistan visited friendly countries as the central bank’s foreign exchange holdings plummeted to a crucial $3.6 billion. Pakistan also anticipates that Russia will permit payment for energy purchases in currencies from friendly nations.