- Pakistan committed to early commencement of work on North-South gas pipeline project: PM
Pakistan Committed To Early Commencement Of Work On North-South Gas Pipeline Project: PM
ISLAMABAD, Apr 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Apr, 2021 ) :Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reaffirmed Pakistan's resolve to expeditiously conclude the requisite legal process for the "Pakistan Stream" (North-South) Gas Pipeline project and commence the work as early as possible.
He expressed these views during a meeting with Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, who called on him here.
Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations and issues of regional and global importance were discussed in the meeting.
The prime minister fondly recalled his interaction with President Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek in June 2019, where he had underscored his desire to take the bilateral relationship to a new level.
The prime minister expressed satisfaction at the steady growth in bilateral ties, including deepening cooperation in trade, energy, security and defence.
Enhanced bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, industrial modernization, railways and aviation was discussed. It was agreed that the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC), due to meet in Moscow later this year, would closely pursue specific proposals and projects in that context.
Views were also exchanged on the health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With reference to the situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the prime minister shared Pakistan's perspective on issues of peace and security in South Asia, including the need for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.