ISLAMABAD 6th July: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been extended an invite by Russia President Vladimir Putin to attend an economic conference in Vladivostok in September.
The premier has been invited to attend the Eastern Economic Forum scheduled to be held from September 4 to September 6 in Russia’s far eastern city.
The EEF was established by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in 2015. In accordance with the Decree, it takes place each year in Vladivostok.
Every year, the EEF serves as a platform for the discussion of key issues in the world economy, regional integration, and the development of new industrial and technological sectors, as well as of the global challenges facing Russia and other nations.
The invite comes days after it was announced that PM Imran will be meeting with US President Donald Trump on July 22 in an official state visit.
PM Imran and Putin also met last month at the SCO summit. In June, the premier stated Islamabad is hopeful of increasing military ties with Moscow. Russia and Pakistan have been holding joint military drills — Dhruzba — since 2016.
The Russian Embassy Counsellor in May stated that Pakistan is an important partner for Russia with its significance determined by its role in regional politics, its influence in the Muslim world and its geostrategic position.