Pakistan, Russia bilateral ties taking a new turn: FM Qureshi

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gestures during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Pakistan says that with the support of China, it will take up India's unilateral actions in the disputed region of Kashmir with the U.N. Security Council and may approach the U.N. Human Rights Commission over what it says is the "genocide" of the Kashmiri people. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

ISLAMABAD (News Desk) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia are taking a new turn and improving in the fields of economy and defense.

In a video message about the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister, he said both the countries desire promoting cooperation in the region.

The Foreign Minister said both the countries want to take forward the North South Gas pipeline project.

He said that discussions will be held with the Russian counterpart on promotion of trade.

The Foreign Minister said the two countries are playing their role in the Afghan peace process. 

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