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Russia dismisses report of 'secret talks' with Pak on CPEC

According to a Pakistani media report, Russia wants to join the $46 billion CPEC to reap maximum dividends

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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on Tuesday dismissed as not "corresponding to the realities" the reports in Pakistani media about it holding "secret talks" with on the creation of China-economic corridor
(CPEC).

The Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement also said that the possibility of joining this (CPEC) initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad.

"Reports appearing in Pakistan's media about some 'secret talks' between and on the creation of do not correspond to the realities. The possibility of joining this initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad.

"Our trade and economic cooperation with has its own value. We aim for its further strengthening. The implementation by Russian companies of business projects in IRP, including the construction of North-South gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore, are implemented on bilateral basis," as per the statement, which was circulated by the Russian Embassy here.

According to a Pakistani media report earlier this week, apart from deciding to use the Gwadar Port for trade to have access to warm waters, also wants to join the $46 billion to reap maximum dividends.

"In addition, aspires to develop strategic defence ties with Pakistan," the media report had said.

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Russia dismisses report of 'secret talks' with Pak on CPEC

According to a Pakistani media report, Russia wants to join the $46 billion CPEC to reap maximum dividends

According to a Pakistani media report, Russia wants to join the $46 billion CPEC to reap maximum dividends
on Tuesday dismissed as not "corresponding to the realities" the reports in Pakistani media about it holding "secret talks" with on the creation of China-economic corridor
(CPEC).

The Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement also said that the possibility of joining this (CPEC) initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad.

"Reports appearing in Pakistan's media about some 'secret talks' between and on the creation of do not correspond to the realities. The possibility of joining this initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad.

"Our trade and economic cooperation with has its own value. We aim for its further strengthening. The implementation by Russian companies of business projects in IRP, including the construction of North-South gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore, are implemented on bilateral basis," as per the statement, which was circulated by the Russian Embassy here.

According to a Pakistani media report earlier this week, apart from deciding to use the Gwadar Port for trade to have access to warm waters, also wants to join the $46 billion to reap maximum dividends.

"In addition, aspires to develop strategic defence ties with Pakistan," the media report had said.
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Russia dismisses report of 'secret talks' with Pak on CPEC

According to a Pakistani media report, Russia wants to join the $46 billion CPEC to reap maximum dividends

on Tuesday dismissed as not "corresponding to the realities" the reports in Pakistani media about it holding "secret talks" with on the creation of China-economic corridor
(CPEC).

The Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement also said that the possibility of joining this (CPEC) initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad.

"Reports appearing in Pakistan's media about some 'secret talks' between and on the creation of do not correspond to the realities. The possibility of joining this initiative is not being discussed with Islamabad.

"Our trade and economic cooperation with has its own value. We aim for its further strengthening. The implementation by Russian companies of business projects in IRP, including the construction of North-South gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore, are implemented on bilateral basis," as per the statement, which was circulated by the Russian Embassy here.

According to a Pakistani media report earlier this week, apart from deciding to use the Gwadar Port for trade to have access to warm waters, also wants to join the $46 billion to reap maximum dividends.

"In addition, aspires to develop strategic defence ties with Pakistan," the media report had said.

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