The Stream Gas Pipeline project from Russia to Islamabad will be worked on thanks to an agreement between Pakistan and Turkey.

Details indicate that the agreement was reached at a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif outside of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

PM Shehbaz Sharif and Turkish President agreed to promote bilateral commerce and carry out major projects, including the delivery of gas, during their meeting.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, spoke at the event and mentioned that parts of the Pakistan-Russia Stream infrastructure were already in place in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Moscow.

The president expressed delight at the improving trajectory of the two countries' relations in a number of different sectors and said he saw Pakistan as the United States' preferred partner in Asia.

In the meantime, PM Shehbaz Sharif expressed his thanks to President Erdogan and the Turkiye people for their generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of Pakistan's tragic floods brought on by climate change.

The Prime Minister emphasised the tight relations between the two nations and the value of several bilateral institutional institutions, particularly the High-level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC), which functioned as the leadership platform for giving this long-standing alliance its strategic direction.

The premier welcomed the recent signing of the "Commerce in Goods" agreement between the two nations and expressed optimism that its effective implementation will increase bilateral trade and serve as a stimulus for further strengthening those relations on the economic and investment fronts.

The two presidents agreed to be in regular touch and have frequent high-level meetings in order to strengthen the multifaceted strategic ties between Pakistan and Turkey.

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, and Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, met today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on the margins of the SCO meeting.

Putin said that Pakistan could get gas through pipelines and that some of the required infrastructure is already in place during the meeting. Both individuals talked about their bilateral relationships and methods to improve their collaboration.

 

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