Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:57:12 am
The Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to Pakistan shows that bilateral relations are now on right track:

Rahimullah Yousafzai (Expert on Afghan Affairs): There is huge potential that remained unexplored in bilateral relations of Pakistan and Russia and it is the best time to explore the unexplored opportunities. The visit of Russian foreign minister to Pakistan after 2012 is very important and it means the Pak-Russia bilateral relations are now on right track. I am hopeful for the visit of Russian president to Pakistan as well that will be height of diplomatic efforts of Pakistan in improving bilateral relations with the regional countries. During meeting of foreign minister of Pakistan and Russia, almost all issues were discussed including regional security, Afghan peace process, trade and economic opportunities. Russia is looking for new allies as India has been tilted towards United States, so Pakistan is the best option for Russia in this regard. Russian Foreign Minister has also emphasized that all issues must be resolved under international laws that is hint that Kashmir issue must also be resolved under UN resolutions. Russia is a gas-exporting and energy-rich country and Pakistan can take maximum advantage of it. Moscow can also support Islamabad in reviving of Pakistan Steel Mills. There is a need of strong collaboration between the two countries in diverse fields. Pakistan can also motivate Russia to carry its trade through Gawadar Port that will have an impact on Pakistan's economy as well.