ISLAMABAD: Russian President Vladimir Putin has telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is important for the security and sovereignty of the region and immediate humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan is essential. The international community should not leave Afghanistan alone in the current situation.
The Prime Minister further said that the Afghan brothers should not be left helpless in this hour of need, emphasizing the need to maintain bilateral relations on the changing situation in Afghanistan. Afghanistan needs help to avoid any human tragedy.
The Prime Minister stressed that close coordination and consultations between Pakistan and Russia on the evolving situation in Afghanistan were of crucial importance.
Recalling their earlier telephone conversation of August 25, the two leaders exchanged views on the latest developments of Afghanistan, bilateral cooperation, and collaboration in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
In the bilateral context, the Prime Minister emphasized the growing cooperation across a range of sectors and reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to further upgrade the overall relationship.
The Prime Minister called for further cooperation between the two countries in various fields. The Prime Minister invited Russian President Putin to visit Pakistan while President Putin also invited Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Russia.