ISLAMABAD: Russian Federation Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday.
The minister briefed the PM on a range of subjects discussed during the 6th session of Pakistan-Russia Intergovernmental Commission held earlier in the day.
He affirmed Russia’s desire for stronger trade ties with Pakistan and agreed that a huge potential existed for Russain investors in various sectors of Pakistan.
Manturov also conveyed special greetings of President Putin, which were warmly reciprocated by the PM.
Speaking on the occasion, the PM underlined Pakistan’s commitment to commence a new phase in its relationship with Russia.
The PM recalled his extensive interaction with President Putin on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Bishkek in June 2019, in which the two leaders had a fruitful exchange of views. He hoped that President Putin would visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
Noting positive developments in Pakistan-Russia relations, the PM hoped that the two sides would further enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, oil and gas, minerals, metallurgy, railways, aviation, IT, agriculture and education sectors.
He highlighted the improved macro-economic stability and business climate in Pakistan and noted that there were vast opportunities that the Russian companies could utilise.