Pak-India Tensions: Russian Foreign Minister Talks to Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Telephone call between Foreign Minister and the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov on the telephone today to discuss the regional situation.

Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated Russia’s balanced and constructive role in de-escalation of tensions in the region. The Russian Foreign Minister encouraged Pakistan and India to resolve all issues through dialogue and peaceful means.

Foreign Minister Lavrov reiterated Russia’s offer of mediation and provision of a venue for the talks between India and Pakistan. The Foreign Minister 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.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to continue consultations for the promotion of peace and stability in the region.