Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Russia’s Putin Named Pakistan as ‘Key Partner in South Asia’

Vladimir Putin, who sees Pakistan as his country’s principal ally in South Asia and the Islamic world, sent a special letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to reiterate his country’s significant interest in developing bilateral relations as well as boosting commerce and investment between the two sides.

Nikolay Shulginov, a visiting Russian energy minister, presented the message to the prime minister at a Thursday meeting in Lahore.

The 8th Round of the Pakistan-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission conference will take place in Islamabad on Friday, and Shulginov will be leading a Russian team there.

Both parties considered buying cheap petroleum products from Russia at the conference as well as the possibility of Russia supplying oil and gas to Pakistan.

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