He stressed that the commission's meeting would review different aspects of the bilateral economic ties between the two countries. The economic cooperation, according to Aziz, is "an important element of Russian-Pakistani relations."
"In addition to put political cooperation and exchange of visits on the high level, we also conduct a dialogue on counterterrorism and develop cooperation in the energy sector, and also have very good interaction at the UN level," he said.
Aziz reminded that one of a prospective bilateral project in line with the intergovernmental agreement signed in October 2015 was the North-South gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi. The 683-mile pipeline, expected to cost some $2 billion, is projected to have an annual capacity of up to 12.4 billion cubic meters of gas.