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Islamabad is counting on the construction of the Russian-Pakistani gas pipeline

28.09.2022 ТАСС 62 просмотров

Pakistan is counting on the implementation of the Pakistani Stream gas pipeline with the Russian Federation.


Islamabad is counting on the implementation of the Pakistani Stream gas pipeline project, which will raise relations with Moscow to a new level. This was stated by the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Human Rights of the Senate of Pakistan Walid Iqbal at an international conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of independence of the republic at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


"The implementation of the Pakistani Stream gas pipeline project will significantly advance bilateral relations," the senator said, quoted by the Embassy of Pakistan in Moscow.


Iqbal stressed that the "Asian revival" is impossible without Russia, and expressed hope for strengthening cooperation with Moscow. The senator also thanked the Russian Federation for helping Pakistan overcome the consequences of the floods.


As the diplomatic mission told TASS, a high-level Pakistani parliamentary delegation headed by Iqbal is in Moscow. On Tuesday, the senators took part in an international conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Pakistan's independence at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. At the conference, Iqbal presented a book in Urdu, The Encyclopedia of Muhammad Iqbal, dedicated to his grandfather, the poet, thinker, "spiritual father" of Pakistan.


An intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the North—South gas pipeline ("Pakistan Stream") was signed between Russia and Pakistan in October 2015. The parties were supposed to sign commercial agreements in 2016, and it was planned to hand over the facility by 2018, but the project implementation dates have already been postponed several times. On May 28, 2021, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Nikolay Shulginov and the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Russian Federation Shafqat Ali Khan signed a protocol on amendments to the intergovernmental agreement of October 16, 2015 on the construction of the Pakistani Stream gas pipeline, which allowed to proceed to the practical implementation of the project.

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