ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: During his four-day visit to Russia, the Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani held meetings with Russian Parliamentarians and Government officials to strengthen ties between the two nations.
Notably, Sanjrani met with Deputy Prime Minister Alexandar Novak, Chairman of the state, VV Volodin, and paid respects at the monument of the unknown soldiers near the Kremlin wall by laying flowers.
In addition to these engagements, Chairman Sanjrani delivered a significant address at the plenary session of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, marking a new chapter in the development of bilateral relations.
During the meetings, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani emphasized the importance of Pakistan’s historical and political relationship with Russia. He highlighted the role of regional relations in promoting social and economic development and expressed Pakistan’s commitment to the vision of regional progress.
The purpose of the visit was to elevate bilateral relations to new heights.
چیئرمین سینیٹ محمدصادق سنجرانی اور روس کے نائب وزیر اعظم منسٹر الیگزنڈر نوویک کے مابین ماسکو میں ملاقات ہوئی ۔ ملاقات میں پاکستان اور روس کے درمیان دوطرفہ تعلقات کو مزید مضبوط بنانے کے حوالے سے امور زیر بحث آئے اور تعلقات کو مزید فعال بنانے کیلیے ادرارہ جاتی تعاون سمیت تجارت،… pic.twitter.com/B4cfEkIlIP
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During a meeting in Moscow, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Alexander Novik discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations, including trade, investment, energy, defense, culture, and exchanges of delegations.
Both leaders expressed satisfaction with the ongoing progress in Pakistan-Russia relations and underscored the significance of collaboration in addressing common challenges and promoting peace and stability.
The Chairman Senate stressed the vast investment opportunities available in Pakistan and encouraged investors from both countries to capitalize on these prospects.
Furthermore, Sanjrani held detailed discussions with State Duma Chairman VV Valodin on issues of mutual interest. He highlighted the abundance of mineral resources in Balochistan and other areas, as well as various sectors including CPEC, health, education, and information technology.
The Chairman Senate emphasized the favorable investment environment in Pakistan, which has garnered interest from several countries.
As part of the visit, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani visited the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, where he was received by the Grand Mufti Ginutuddin. The Grand Mufti provided insights into the history and activities of the mosque, as well as Russia’s relations with the Muslim world.
The Chairman Senate commended Russia’s commitment to respecting all religions and fostering inter-religious harmony. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s dedication to promoting peace in the region and emphasized the freedom enjoyed by all minorities in the country.
Additionally, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani paid homage to the unknown soldiers at the memorial near the Kremlin Wall by laying flowers. During the visit, the Chairman Senate is accompanied by Senators Manzoor Ahmad Kakar, Dilawar Khan, Ms Rubina Khalid, Ms Nuzhat Sadiq, Abdul Ghafoor Haidari, Abdul Qadir, Tahir Bizenjo, and others, expressed a deep respect for the services rendered by these brave individuals.
During their stay in Moscow, the Chairman Senate and the delegation also visited historical sites, lauding the warm hospitality extended by the government and people of Russia.
The Chairman Senate hoped that this visit will go a long way in bolstering bilateral ties. He termed this visit a historic one and expressed the desire to continue such positive engagements for benefit of the people of two sides.