He expressed the desire in a meeting with the Russianambassador to Pakistan Alexey Dedov.
The Ambassador on Thursday called on prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence where he stressed the need for improved ties between the two countries.
Dedov said that the military exercises between the two countries had been successfully conducted in 2017 and 2016.
The envoy was also grateful to the Pakistani pilots who saved a Russian climber’s life trapped on the Karakoram range’s peak recently.
The Russian ambassador conveyed that Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes to improve relations with Pakistan. He said that Russia wants to foster economic cooperation and people-to-people contact as well.
Moscow stands by Islamabad in the fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain peace in Afghanistan, he added.
He invited Russian drilling companies to start their operations in the country.