Russian foreign minister in Pakistan after Putin visit postponed

Print version
Oct. 4, 2012, 9:52 a.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, right, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before his meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)
© AP

Associated Press

Associated Press

 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has arrived in Pakistan for talks with top officials, a trip arranged just days after the Kremlin announced President Vladimir Putin's visit to Islamabad was postponed.

No explanation was given for the postponement of Putin's trip here on Oct. 2. Islamabad said a new date was being worked out.

Pakistani media said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would meet his Pakistani counterpart later Thursday. He is also to meet with the Pakistani president and prime minister during his visit.

A foreign ministry statement says the two nations enjoy an "excellent relationship" and share the common objective of peace and stability in the region.

Lavrov's visit comes as the Pakistani army chief is visiting Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart.

The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.