ISLAMABAD, Apr 07 (NNI): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met with a Russian delegation led by International Minister Sergey Lavrov, who’s on a two-day go to to Pakistan.
A mess of necessary points have been mentioned within the assembly together with enhancing bilateral relations in addition to a peaceable decision of the Kashmir dispute.
The Prime Minister fondly recalled his interplay with President Vladimir Putin in the course of the Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, the place he had underscored his need to take the bilateral relationship to a brand new stage.
Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to expeditiously conclude the requisite authorized course of for the “Pakistan Stream” (North-South) Fuel Pipeline mission and start the work as early as doable. He reiterated the significance Pakistan connected to its relations with Russia as a key overseas coverage precedence.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction on the regular development in bilateral ties, together with deepening cooperation in commerce, vitality, safety and defence.
Enhanced bilateral cooperation within the fields of vitality, industrial modernization, railways and aviation was mentioned. It was agreed that the Inter-Governmental Fee (IGC), as a result of meet in Moscow later this yr, would intently pursue particular proposals and tasks in that context.
Views have been additionally exchanged on the well being and financial challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister congratulated Russia on its improvement of Sputnik-V Vaccine and underscored Pakistan’s procurement plans in that regard.
Within the regional context, the Prime Minister confused the significance of a negotiated political settlement of the battle in Afghanistan.
Pakistan appreciated Russia’s efforts in selling the Afghan peace course of together with via the internet hosting of the current assembly of Prolonged Troika in Moscow.
On the subject of the scenario in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the Prime Minister shared Pakistan’s perspective on problems with peace and safety in South Asia, together with the necessity for peaceable decision of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Views have been additionally exchanged on the scenario in West Asia, the Gulf, the Center East, and the Asia-Pacific area.
The Prime Minister reiterated his invitation to President Putin to go to Pakistan at his earliest comfort. NNI