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Russia pledges to promote bilateral ties with Pakistan in diverse fields

Russia Pledges to Promote Bilateral Ties with Pakistan in Diverse Fields

ISLAMABAD – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, reaffirmed Moscow’s commitment to promote bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in various fields, including economy, trade and defense.
The Russian official expressed his determination during delegation-level talks with Pakistan in Islamabad on Wednesday. Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, led the Pakistani side.
Qureshi, in his opening remarks, noted that Islamabad is extending its facilities, including that of electronic visa, to foreign investors.
He also said that Pakistan had shifted its priorities from geopolitics to geoeconomics.
Pakistan is determined to promote its relations with Russia in various fields. He also expressed Pakistan’s commitment to the early start of work on the Stream gas pipeline project with the Russian partnership, he added.
The two parties agreed to hold the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for the Promotion of Economic Relations as soon as possible.
Qureshi also briefed his Russian counterpart on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the regional security situation.
He said Pakistan wanted peace in the region and the resolution of all outstanding disputes, including Jammu and Kashmir, by peaceful means.
Welcoming Russia’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan, he said Pakistan will continue its sincere efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

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