Khan reaffirmed at the meeting the country’s determination to quickly conclude the necessary legal process for the ‘Pakistan Stream’ (North-South) Gas Pipeline project and begin works as soon as possible, Ary News.tv informed.
The Pakistani prime minister further recalled his interaction with President Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, where he underlined his desire to take the bilateral relationship to a new level.
The Pakistani president reiterated his invitation to Putin to visit Pakistan as soon as possible and expressed satisfaction at the growth in bilateral ties, including deepening cooperation in trade, energy, security and defense.
Khan congratulated Russia for the development of the Sputnik-V vaccine and underscored Pakistan’s procurement plans in this regard.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is in Islamabad on a two-day visit, said Moscow is willing to expand military support, included the provision of security equipment to Pakistan to strengthen its counterterrorism capacity.
Lavrov’s visit to Pakistan is the first by a Russian foreign minister in nine years.