Pakistan and Russia inch closer further at bilateral and international front

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Pakistan and Russia inch closer further at bilateral and international front

ISLAMABAD – Reiterating the importance Pakistan attaches to its relations with Russia as a key foreign policy priority, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction at the at the steady growth in bilateral ties with Moscow.

The premier expressed his views when Foreign Minister of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, who reached Pakistan yesterday on two-day long visit, link called on him on Wednesday.

Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations and issues of regional and global importance were discussed during the meeting. .

The premier recalled his interaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the SCO Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, where he had underscored his desire to take the bilateral relationship to a new level.

PM Khan also reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to expeditiously conclude the requisite legal process for the “Pakistan Stream” (North-South) Gas Pipeline project and commence the work as early as possible.

Enhanced bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, industrial modernization, railways and aviation was also discussed in the meeting.

It was agreed that the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC), due to meet in Moscow later this year, would closely pursue specific proposals and projects in this context.