Putin’s Pak visit undecided, says Russian envoy

Karachi: The visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Pakisitan for the inauguration of the North-South pipeline is still undecided, said Russian envoy Alexey Y Dedov.

According to The Express Tribune, he said at the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) on Wednesday, that they will have to take some measures before the high-profile trip. He recalled that Russia had agreed to finance the two billion dollar North-South gas pipeline, which would open more trade avenues between the two countries.

The ambassador arrived at the investment board in order to discuss the possibilities of bilateral trade. A delegation that accompanied him expressed devoted interest in importing citrus fruits from Pakistan, especially Kinnows. The possibility of establishing a free trade zone between Russia, Pakistan and other trade partners was also discussed during the deliberations.

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