Russia-Pakistan gas pipeline feasible project, Putin tells Shahbaz Sharif


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    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif that the installation of a pipeline for the supply of gas to Pakistan from Moscow is possible.
    The remarks came during a meeting between PM Shahbaz Sharif and Russian President Putin in Uzbek town of Samarkand on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.
    During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, bilateral relations between the two countries, and other issues were discussed.
    Putin also said that a gas pipeline between Pakistan and Russia was part of the already existing infrastructure.
    Earlier today, PM Shahbaz reached Uzbekistan on a two-day visit to attend the annual meeting of the SCO’s Council of Heads of State (CHS).
    The premier is attending the SCO summit scheduled to be held on September 15-16 on the invitation of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The CHS is the highest forum at the SCO, which considers and defines the strategy, prospects and priorities of the organisation.
    During the meeting, the SCO leaders will deliberate on important global and regional issues, including climate change, food security energy security, and sustainable supply chains.
    They would also approve agreements and documents that would chart the future direction of cooperation among SCO member states.
    Besides attending the summit, the prime minister would hold bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines of the Council of Heads of State meeting.
    Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday met world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

    The premier arrived in Samarkand today on a two-day trip where he will attend the 22nd annual meeting of the Council of Heads of State (CHS) of the SCO.
    Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail and Defence Minister Khwaja Asif are also accompanying him. Uzbekistan PM Abdulla Aripov received the prime minister upon his arrival at the airport.


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