Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that pipeline gas supplies to Pakistan were possible and that part of the infrastructure was already in place, the Russian state-owned new agency said. Riya informed of.
Putin and the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif see you on thursday On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit In Samarkand, in Uzbekistan.
A statement from Sharif’s office said, “The Prime Minister joined Russia to further expand and strengthen cooperation between the two countries in all areas of mutual benefit, including food security, trade and investment, energy, defense and security.” Reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to work.”
It said both sides agreed to convene the next meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) in Islamabad at the earliest.
The long-delayed gas pipeline critical to the South Asian country’s economy – the Pakistan Stream gas project, also known as the North-South gas pipeline – is to be built in collaboration with Russian companies.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of States of Heads in Samarkand, Uzbekistan pic.twitter.com/LuDccWoJt
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In 2015, the two countries agreed to build a 1,100-km-long pipeline to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) imported from Karachi on the Arabian Sea coast to power plants in the northeastern province of Punjab.
The designed annual capacity of the pipeline is 12.4 Billion Cubic Meters (BCM), which is likely to be increased to 16 BCM.
The project, due to start in 2020, was delayed after the Russian had to replace the initial partner, which was hit by Western sanctions.
Sharif has said in recent weeks that his government is also interested in buying wheat from Russia if it is offered at better rates.
his predecessor, Imran KhanVisited Moscow in February, the day Russia invaded Ukraine, Khan alleged that the visit angered the United States, which he later accused of plotting to topple his government. Washington denied the allegation.