Comment by the Information and Press Department on Pakistani media reports about Russia’s alleged involvement in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project
The Pakistani media reports about “secret negotiations” between Russia and Pakistan on the implementation of projects as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are not true to the facts. Moscow is not discussing the possibility of joining this project with Islamabad.
Russia-Pakistan trade and economic cooperation has its own inherent value, and we intend to strengthen it. Russian companies are implementing business projects in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, including the planned construction of the North-South gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore, on a bilateral basis.