ISLAMABAD- Pakistan’s honorary consul to Russia, Habib Ahmad has expressed his hopes that Russia would play a vital role in assisting Pakistan in overcoming crisis of terrorism, energy shortage and economical stress.

Speaking at a dinner reception, thrown in honor of the new Russian ambassador to Pakistan, Alexey Dedov, the Pakistani consul said that relations between Pakistan and Russia were marked by mutual understandings on important political and security issues.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal minister for defense production, Rana Tanveer Hussain said that Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif had focused on the priority of high diplomatic relations with Russia. He also stressed on exploiting the intense and vast economic potential that existed between the two countries, hoping that Russian companies would consider investing in Muzaffargarh and Jamshoro energy projects, besides reconstruction of Pakistan Steel Mills, among many others.

Thanking all guests and hosts for a wonderful reception hosted in his honor, the Russian ambassador assured of his best efforts to enhance socio-political relations between the two countries.