Russia & Pakistan may start building major gas pipeline soon – ambassador

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Construction works on the Pakistan Stream gas pipeline project are expected to start in the near future after several rounds of consultations, Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Shafqat Ali Khan said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“After many years of negotiations, [Moscow and Islamabad] have finally signed an agreement and since then there has been significant progress: we’ve held several rounds of technical consultations, including financial issues,” the ambassador said. “As soon as the final details are agreed, we expect the start of construction. I think it will have a significant impact for future investments (in Pakistan) … I cannot disclose details… we are very optimistic, “ he added.

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