The Russian foreign Ministry denied media reports about negotiations between Moscow and Islamabad about the possibility of joining the so-called Pakistan-China economic corridor.
This is stated in the Russian diplomatic Agency..
“Appeared in the Pakistani media reports about “secret negotiations” between Russia and Pakistan on the implementation of projects in the framework of the Pakistan-China economic corridor is not true. The possibility of a Russian connection to this initiative with Islamabad not discussed”, – said the Minister.
It is noted that trade-economic cooperation of Russia with Pakistan has independent value. The foreign Ministry stressed that aimed at its further strengthening.
“Russian companies implementation of business projects in the IRP, including the planned construction of the gas pipeline “North – South” from Karachi to Lahore, carried out on a bilateral basis,” – said the Agency.
In the beginning of the year, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak has held a working meeting with Minister of petroleum and natural resources of Pakistan Shahid Hakan Abbasi and Pakistani heads of major energy companies.