Pakistan said Thursday that the quadrilateral summit (Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Afghanistan) which is scheduled to be held in Islamabad on October 2-3 has been postponed, Xinhua reported.
New summit dates will be worked out after seeking convenience of the respective leaders through diplomatic channels, the Foreign Ministry said.
The Foreign Ministry did not give any reason for the postponement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was scheduled to attend the summit along with Afghan
President Hamid Karzai and Tajik President Emomalii Rahmon.
"In a letter to the President of Pakistan, President Vladimir Putin expressed his eagerness to jointly enhance our efforts to further develop Russian-Pakistani ties and advance mutually beneficial trade and economic projects," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
"I am confident that in future we shall be able to find opportunities for arranging our personal meeting. We shall always be happy to receive you in Russia," Putin wrote.