Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on April 11 reacted to the criticism he received for using an umbrella-bearer while meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Qureshi said that he was “amazed” by learning that people were talking about his umbrella and not the success that his meet with Lavrov was. Further, as a reporter questioned Pakistan FM saying that the video showing Qureshi walking with an umbrella-bearer went viral in India, he replied by floating another argument, “did India want Russia’s visit to Pakistan?”
Qureshi’s remarks came after Lavrov visited Pakistan last week, a day after the Russian Foreign Minister visited India and met with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday. While responding to reporters on April 11, Qureshi said it is a matter to give deep thought.
Even though there was no basis for the reporters’ claims, Pakistan FM added, “did India want this visit to happen?’ while referring to Lavrov’s Pak visit.