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Pakistan committed to begin new phase of relations with Russia: PM

11 December, 2019 16:59

Pakistan committed to begin new phase of relations with Russia, Prime Minister told Russian minister.

He shared this while talking to Russian Federation Minister for Trade and Industry Denis Manturov who called on him in Islamabad today (Wednesday).

Pakistan committed to begin new phase

He underscored Pakistan’s commitment to commence a new phase in relationship with Russia.

Furthermore, PM Khan noted positive developments in Pak-Russia relations. He expressed the hope that the two sides would further enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, oil and gas, mineral sector, metallurgy, railways, aviation, IT, agriculture and education.

Pakistan open for business

Moreover, he highlighted the improved macro-economic stability and business climate and Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan. He noted that there were vast opportunities that the Russian companies could utilize for enhanced trade and investment.

Imran Khan recalled his extensive interaction with President Putin on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Bishkek in June this year, in which the two leaders had a fruitful exchange of views.

He hoped that President Putin would visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

Pakistan Russia Relations

Meanwhile, the Russian Minister conveyed special greetings of President Putin, which were warmly reciprocated by the Prime Minister.

Minister Manturov briefed the Prime Minister on the range of subjects discussed during the 6th session of Pakistan-Russia Intergovernmental Commission held earlier during the day.

Russia willing stronger relations

He affirmed Russia’s desire for stronger ties with Pakistan and agreed that vast potential existed for enhancing bilateral cooperation in energy, aviation, industry, railways and agriculture sectors.

During the meeting, the importance of leadership exchanges was emphasized. The Prime Minister stated that he looked forward to his visit to Russia next year.


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