Russian Trade Minister Denis Valentinovich during the sixth meeting of Pakistan-Russia intergovernmental Commission at the foreign office in Islamabad on Wednesday (Dec 11) expressed positive sentiments for expansion of trade and bilateral ties with Pakistan.
During the meeting Russia has also showed keen interest to cooperate with Pakistan in different sectors including the industrial, agricultural, energy, medicine and railways.
Later addressing a joint news conference along with Hammad Azhar, The Russian Trade Minister said Pakistan Steel Mills was established with the cooperation of Russian experts. He said we will extend cooperation to Pakistan to revive the Steel Mills and enhance its productivity.
Denis Valentinovich said Russia wants to cooperate with Pakistan in aircraft manufacturing sector. He said there are immense opportunities for cooperation in the field of agriculture. He expressed interest in building geological capacity of Pakistan apart from building North South Gas Pipeline. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar said Pakistan desires to transform relations with Russia into a strategic partnership.
He said there are tremendous opportunities to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade, business to business relations and people to people contacts. The Minister said Pakistan has been included in the list of top ten countries for Ease of Doing Business.
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