SOCHI, Russia: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi.
The PM Abbasi conveyed greetings from the people of Pakistan. Both the leaders expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory of bilateral relations and agreed to further deepen cooperation in all fields of mutual interest.
He underscored that Pakistan attached priority to its relations with the Russian Federation. The two sides agreed to forge a long term and multidimensional partnership between the two countries.
The two prime ministers expressed satisfaction at the progress made at the 5th Meeting of Pakistan-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) held in Moscow from 28-30 November 2017. They expressed confidence that the discussions held between the delegations of the two sides at the IGC would lead to further deepening of cooperation in the fields of trade, energy, education, industry, science and technology and transport.
Abbasi underscored the immense potential for further cooperation between Pakistan and Russia in the field of energy.
Both the leaders also exchanged views on the regional situation. The Pakistani premier informed his Russian counterpart about the prevailing situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s efforts to resolve all outstanding issues with India peacefully and through dialogue.
Both of them agreed on the need to continue efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. They underlined the importance of cooperating closely for promoting peace and stability in the region. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the deepening of cooperation in the field of defense.
Abbasi extended a cordial invitation to the premier of Russia to pay an official visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience. The invitation was accepted.