Russian, Pakistani officials discuss energy projects

Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin.

Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin.

Maxim Shemetov / TASS
The countries eye further cooperation within existing mechanisms.

Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin and Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Qazi Mohammad Khalilullah discussed projects in the fuel and energy sector of Pakistan, the ministry said on July 5.

Certain matters of further joint activities within the framework of existing intergovernmental mechanisms of interaction until 2016 year-end were also discussed, the ministry added.

The government of Pakistan approved construction of the North-South gas pipeline - the largest project in the history of bilateral economic cooperation between two countries.

RT Global Resources, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned corporation Rostec, will build a gas pipeline with a capacity of 12.4 billion cubic meters per year in Pakistan by mid-2020.

First published by TASS

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