Foreign Minister of Ukraine likely to visit Pakistan

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 27, 2022.  - AFP
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 27, 2022. – AFP
  • Foreign Minister of Ukraine will meet Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
  • Government officials say that Pakistan wants an end to the war.
  • Islamabad maintains neutrality in the conflict.

Islamabad: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Koliba will make an emergency visit to Pakistan this week. news Reported on Wednesday.

The sources said the Ukrainian Foreign Minister is likely to visit Pakistan during the next three days and meet Foreign Ministers Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. The two will discuss the food crisis in post-war Ukraine led by Russia.

Meanwhile, government officials say Pakistan wants an end to the Russian-Ukrainian war and a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Significantly, Islamabad maintains a neutral position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict as it has expressed concern over the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country but has never openly condemned Russia.

Pakistan has repeatedly abstained from voting at the United Nations against Russia, seeking support for its call for the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine.

Last year, FM Bilawal reiterated Pakistan’s neutrality on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, saying Islamabad was not taking sides.

“We will not take sides because we are tired of wars and conflicts,” the minister said in an interview. al Jazeera,

Later in the same month, a statement from the Foreign Office said that Pakistan’s position on the matter remained “unchanged”, stressing that the country had taken a “principled position” on the issue, which Islamabad considered a “principled position”. Seen as a major diplomatic test. Maintain balance in your relations with the great powers.

“We seek to have comprehensive, purposeful, balanced and mutually beneficial relations with all major powers, including the United States and China,” the FO spokesperson said.

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