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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to embark on historic visit to Russia on Feb 23

PM’s visit to Moscow will further deepen Pakistan-Russia bilateral relationship

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay an official visit to Russia on February 23-24 at the invitation of President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

PM Imran Khan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including members of the Cabinet. The bilateral summit will be the highlight of the visit, the foreign office said on Monday.

“During the Summit meeting, the two leaders will review the entire array of bilateral relations including energy cooperation.”

Pakistan and Russia have finalized the agreement for the $2.5 billion Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline project, which could carry 1.6 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of gas between Karachi and Lahore. 

The two leaders will also have a wide-ranging exchange of views on major regional and international issues, including Islamophobia and situation in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister’s visit to Moscow “will contribute to further deepening of the multifaceted Pakistan-Russia bilateral relationship and enhancement of mutual cooperation in diverse fields.”

Pakistan and Russia enjoy friendly relations marked by mutual respect, trust and convergence of views on a range of international and regional issues, the official statement said.

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