In light of Islamabad’s improving ties with Russia, a statement from the Pakistani foreign ministry on Wednesday announced that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba would go to Pakistan on Thursday for a single day.
According to the announcement, Kuleba’s trip marks Ukraine’s first ministerial visit since the two nations’ establishment of diplomatic relations in 1993.
Islamabad has been building ties with Moscow and has recently begun importing discounted Russian crude oil to meet its local demands and save on foreign exchange reserves.
Kuleba will meet his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
“It is expected to contribute to further strengthening of bilateral ties between the two countries,” the statement said.
Islamabad has also lately been importing wheat from Ukraine.
The Pakistani foreign ministry didn’t provide an agenda for the visit.