PM Imran invites Russian premier to visit Pakistan

01:19 PM | 5 Nov, 2018
PM Imran invites Russian premier to visit Pakistan
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SHANGHAI - Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev,  on Monday on the sidelines of International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Earlier today, PM Imran, who is on his first official visit to China since assuming charge as the country’s premier, addressed the opening ceremony of the conference.

PM Khan met Russian Prime Minister and invited him to visit Islamabad. Medvedev congratulated PM Imran on assuming charge of the country.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Finance Asad Umar and Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood were present during the meeting.

The two leaders agreed on strengthening bilateral relations and strategic cooperation between Russia and Pakistan.

The prime minister while addressing the conference, shed light on Pakistan’s export potential, eying trade balance with China.

There is big trade imbalance due to high imports from China and the current government has focused to raise exports to the friendly state to arrest the widening difference, he said.

Pakistan is a key country to export textile and sports items, he said, adding that export of surgical items is also important.

Highlighting the significance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Khan said that the multi-billion dollar is beneficial for both countries and it will connect to the Middle East and Gulf region. He added that the CPEC will usher in the vista of opportunities in the region.