Islamabad is ready to accept Moscow’s offer to act as a mediator between Pakistan and India, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said, Report informs citing The Dawn.

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has offered to mediate. I don’t know about India, but I want to say this to Russia that Pakistan is ready to come to the table and de-escalate tensions,” the Dawn newspaper quotes him as saying.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia is ready to mediate between India and Pakistan to try to calm tensions between the two nuclear powers.