Pakistan, Russia: Businessmen eager to enhance ties  

Published: May 27, 2018


ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said the business community of Pakistan is eager to improve trade and economic relations with Russia. The imbalance created by a 100% tilt towards the west for seven decades should be corrected by coming closer to regional friends like Turkey and Russia, stated a press release on Saturday.

While talking to Russian trade officials at the sidelines of 22nd St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), FPCCI Senior Vice President Mazhar Ali Nasir said, “Pakistan and Russia are in various business deals worth over $10 billion, which will take bilateral relations to new heights.”

He said amid changing circumstances, Pakistan and Russia have been trying to open a new chapter in their bilateral relations and the visit of FPCCI’s delegation is part of the effort to increase bilateral trade.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2018.

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