Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reached Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received his Russian Counterpart and his delegation at the airport.
Earlier Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said that the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia are taking a new turn and improving in the fields of economy and defense.
In a video message about the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister, he said both the countries desire promoting cooperation in the region.
The Foreign Minister said both the countries want to take forward the North South Gas pipeline project.
He said that discussions will be held with the Russian counterpart on promotion of trade.
The Foreign Minister said the two countries are playing their role in the Afghan peace process.