Pakistan has traditionally enjoyed friendly relations with countries in the Balkans, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo. The bilateral ties are based on shared cultural ties, historical connections and mutual understanding on global and regional issues. Pakistan has always supported efforts for peace and reconciliation in the Balkan region. It has therefore focused on strengthening economic relations, people-to-people contacts and cooperation in science and technology and education.
Pakistan places great emphasis on expanding ties with Eurasian countries due to the potential for cooperation in food security, trade, energy and connectivity. Pakistan maintains close and cooperative relations with Eurasian countries pivoted on the mutual interests. Bilateral ties are marked by exchanges and dialogue to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and enhance understanding on matters of regional and global significance. Pakistan supports regional cooperation mechanisms and connectivity projects. It actively participates in regional initiatives including Shanghai Cooperation Organization aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and win-win cooperation. In the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, Pakistan has maintained a principled, consistent and non-partisan position advocating a diplomatic solution in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. Pakistan has remained in regular contact with the leaderships of Ukraine and Russia and other partner countries in promoting dialogue and diplomacy for settlement of the conflict.