Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar met Chairperson of the Federal Council (Senate) of the Russian Federation Ms Valentina I. Matviyenko in Islamabad on Thursday. The discussions on the occasion spanned the wide spectrum of Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations as well as important regional and international issues.
Foreign Minister Khar and Chairperson Matviyenko commended the two parliaments for their vital role in enhancing Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations. They also expressed satisfaction at the expansion in bilateral relations and the increasing frequency of high level exchanges. Hina Rabbani Khar conveyed her appreciation for Russian assistance towards the Project of Modernisation‚ Reconstruction and Expansion of Pakistan Steel Mills. She also welcomed Russia’s interest in regional and trans-regional energy projects including CASA-1000 and TAPI.