Imran Khan to leave for two-day visit to Russia

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Islamabad, (UNI): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for a two-day visit to Russia from February 23 on an invitation from President Vladimir Putin, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement on Monday.

Khan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the cabinet, where the bilateral summit will be the highlight of the visit the FO said.

“During the summit, the two leaders are expected to review the entire array of bilateral relations, including energy cooperation. They will also have a wide-ranging exchange of views on major regional and international issues, including Islamophobia and the situation in Afghanistan,” the statement said.

Khan’s visit to Russia comes at a time when tensions in the region are at an all time high with the United States and European powers accusing Russia of threatening to invade Ukraine as shelling on the front line separating Kyiv’s forces from Moscow-backed separatists has increased in recent days.

Imran Khan has had a telephonic conversation with Putin, during which both leaders invited each other to visit their respective countries.

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