Tazaa News latest news updates,
Islamabad/Moscow: President Putin called Pakistan an important partner country of Russia in South Asia and the Islamic world and expressed Russia’s interest in expanding bilateral relations.
According to the report of “Express News”, a delegation led by Nikolai Shulgenov, Minister of Energy of Russia, met with Prime Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore, during which the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of mutual relations between Pakistan and Russia.
In this meeting, the Prime Minister recalled his meeting with Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Republic in Samarkand in September 2022, and expressed his satisfaction with the efforts of the two countries to expand bilateral cooperation in the field of trade, investment and economy.
Both sides agreed on the importance of the energy sector for the expansion of bilateral economic and trade relations, and in this context, the long-term supply of oil and gas from Russia to Pakistan and issues related to gas pipelines were also discussed.
In the meeting with the Russian minister in Lahore, important decisions were taken to further strengthen the relations between Pakistan and Russia. On this occasion, the Russian energy minister delivered a special message from the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Prime Minister.
In his message, President Putin called Pakistan an important partner of Russia in South Asia and the Islamic world and once again emphasized Russia’s strong interest in expanding bilateral relations.
The Prime Minister expressed his opinion on the work of the eighth session of the Pakistan-Russia Intergovernmental Commission, which will be held on January 20, 2023 in Islamabad.