BAHAWALPUR-Russian Ambassador in Pakistan Alexey Yurievich Dedov has said that his country is cooperating with Pakistan in the fields of agriculture and energy, and pointed out extensive opportunities of bilateral trade in the other sectors.

Addressing the members of Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he added that around 50 Russian companies are desirous of investing in Pakistan.

He further said that meetings are conducted on annual basis on Pak- Russia Business forum regarding the promotion of trade activities so that Pakistan and Russian businessmen can promote business activities on both the sides. Defense and political relations between Pakistan and Russia are stable and for the betterment of economy these two factors are the most important.

Talking about the business visas for Pakistani businessmen, he said that Russian Embassy is issuing visas to Pakistani businessmen on priority basis. He added that the biggest reason behind the stability of Russia is getting grip over the fields of research, energy and production, and cooperation in these sectors with Pakistan will be continued.

About the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said that it will prove to be the milestone in the strengthening of Pakistan’s economy. He added that with the cooperation of Russia, Pakistan will soon get the membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.