Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan desired to build a substantive partnership among regional countries and has formulated long, medium and short term plans to overcome energy shortage. He was talking to Andrei Korobov, Executive of Rostec-Global Resources. The Prime Minister observed that Russia as an energy-rich country could provide energy stability to Pakistan.
Pakistan is keen to transform the current warm political relations between the two countries into a substantive economic partnership, he added. He also appreciated the interest shown by Rostec in energy projects in Pakistan. Korobov informed the Prime Minister that Rostec was one of the largest Russian public sector corporations, which comprised 663 companies including defence and civil industries holding companies with over 900,000 employees. He said the activities of Rostec’s companies ranged from manufacturing of oil and gas equipment and engineering industries to production of armament and defence technologies. During recent visit of the Russian Defence Minister, Pakistan has signed a military co-operation agreement with Rosoboronexport, which is a part of Rostec.