22 Sep 2017 09:11

Russian, Pakistani foreign ministers meet on UN General Assembly sidelines

UN. Sept 22 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Lavrov and Asif attended a special meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in New York on September 20.

The meeting of the SCO foreign ministers was good, and the idea to meet was very useful, Lavrov said.

It was a very timely event, bearing in mind the SCO's enlargement, the Russian minister said, thanking Asif for his participation in the meeting.