Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kanayi has been invited to visit Moscow and the visit may take place shortly. Gen. Kayani may visit Russian Federation later this month.
It is believed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Pakistan in the second half of this year and his visit may open a new phase of Pakistan-Russian relationship. Early this week Russia’s Special Envoy on Afghanistan Ambassador Zamir Kabulov visited Pakistan and had meetings with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and a separate meeting with Gen. Kayani.
Presidents Asif Ali Zardari and Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in China the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Council Summit June 6-7.