Putin hosts Pakistan prime minister amid Russia’s Ukraine invasion

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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed Pakistan’s Primary Minister Imran Khan in Moscow on Thursday, in which the two leaders held “broad-ranging” talks on issues of “mutual curiosity,” in accordance to stories.

The Putin-Khan assembly came as Russian troops were conducting a whole-scale invasion of Ukraine – and the U.S. and other nations about the globe ended up using steps and producing programs to respond to the transfer.

The Ukraine invasion was amid the items on the Putin-Khan agenda, Pakistani officers explained, according to Voice of America News.

“The primary minister regretted the newest problem between Russia and Ukraine and stated that Pakistan had hoped diplomacy could avert a armed service conflict,” Khan’s office environment said in a statement following the conference, in accordance to VOA.


Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet at the Kremlin in Moscow, Feb. 24, 2022. 

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin fulfill at the Kremlin in Moscow, Feb. 24, 2022. 
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Khan stressed through the meeting that conflicts should be settled by means of dialogue and diplomacy, the statement additional, according to the report.

Ned Selling price, a spokesman for the U.S. Point out Section, told reporters Wednesday that he anticipated Khan would convey opposition to Putin’s action in Ukraine, VOA reported.

Other subject areas that Putin and Khan were being anticipated to focus on involved Islamophobia and the existing status of Afghanistan, which shares a border with Pakistan, The described.


The take a look at to Moscow by Khan was the very first by a Pakistani key minister in just about a quarter-century, VOA described.

Khan was also the initial overseas chief to meet with Putin given that the Russian leader claimed earlier this 7 days that Ukraine’s japanese regions of Luhansk and Donetsk were being independent states and Russian troops invaded Ukraine on Thursday, the report explained.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Feb. 24, 2022. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Pakistan’s Primary Minister Imran Khan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Feb. 24, 2022. 
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The Pakistani leader’s go to to Moscow bundled a wreath-laying in the vicinity of the Kremlin, at the Tomb of the Mysterious Soldier, in accordance to shots posted on social media. Wednesday in Russia was Defenders of the Fatherland Day, the Russian equivalent to Veterans Day in the U.S.

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Pakistan and Russia were bitter adversaries during the Cold War many years, as Pakistan aligned alone with the U.S., but the latest several years have seen Pakistan and Russia collaborate on armed service exercises and an try to assist Pakistan get over energy shortages, the report reported.

Pakistan also is a significant importer of wheat from Ukraine and maintains near financial and navy ties with the country, the report additional.

The contributed to this tale.

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