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"The possibility of Russia joining this initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad," Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an statement.
Pakistani media on Saturday reported that Islamabad has decided to accord approval to a request by Moscow for using the Gwadar Port for its exports.
Speaking on the trade and economic cooperation between the two nations, the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry statement said: "Our trade and economic cooperation with Pakistan has its own value. We aim for its further strengthening."
Russian companies are implementing business projects in Pakistan, including the construction of North-South gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore, on bilateral basis, the statement said.
Russia will invest $2 billion in the project signed last year and the first phase of the pipeline is expected to be completed by December next year.
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