Russia has helped Pakistan in various sectors: Durrani

KARACHI: Acting Governor Sindh Agha Siraj Khan Durrani said on Thursday that Russia has helped Pakistan in various sectors of economy and the gift of Pakistan Steel Mills was a bright example of its cooperation towards Pakistan.

This he said while talking with newly posted Consul General of Russian Federation at Karachi Mr. Andrey Fedorov, here today at Governor House. Consulate Officer Mr. Pawal was also present on the occasion.

While welcoming him back to Karachi, Agha Siraj Khan Durrani hoped that he would endeavor his utmost for ensuring maximum investment in Sindh from Russian investors. Sindh province has ample investment opportunities in various fields including alternate energy, water treatment, solid waste management and Agriculture, he added.

Acting Governor further said that Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto were keen to establishing strong diplomatic relations with Russia. Now, Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari desires to continue legacy of his mother and grandfather, he observed.

He said that investment department was more than willing to provide every help and assistance to investors from Russia. A joint meeting of investors, Consulate General and Investment department can further identify key sectors with potential for investment, he added.

Mr. Andrey Fedorov thanked Acting Governor Sindh for his warm welcome and said that Russian investors were keen to invest in various sectors in the province of Sindh. A delegation for Saint Petersburg has already visited Sindh in this regard and another delegation would soon come here.

He said his previous posting in Consulate General Karachi had been very pleasant and he hopes that as a Consul General he can further cement ties between the two countries. Acting Governor Sindh on the occasion, presented shields of Governor House and Sindh Assembly to the Consulate General of Russia.

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