By Our Web Desk
ISLAMABAD– Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday 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.
He expressed these views during a meeting with Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, who called on him here. Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations and issues of regional and global importance were discussed in the meeting.
The Prime Minister fondly recalled his interaction with President Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, where he had underscored his desire to take the bilateral relationship to a new level. He reiterated the importance Pakistan attached to its relations with Russia as a key foreign policy priority.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction at the steady growth in bilateral ties, including deepening cooperation in trade, energy, security and defence.
Enhanced bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, industrial modernization, railways and aviation was discussed. 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 that context.
The Prime Minister reiterated his invitation to President Putin to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.