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Russian Ambassador inaugurates classroom at PU
Russian Ambassador inaugurates classroom at PU

LAHORE: (Wednesday, April 17, 2024): Russian Ambassador Albert P. Khorev has inaugurated renovated and upgraded classrooms for teaching and promoting Russian language in Punjab University. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Khalid Mahmood welcomed the Russian ambassador. The Russian delegation included Head of Russian House in Pakistan Mr Ruslan M. Prokhorove and others while Principal Oriental College Prof Dr. Nabila Rehman, Director Institute of Languages and Linguistics Dr. Hafiz Muqit, Assistant Professor Russian Language Dr. Ekaterina Gavrishchuk and faculty members were present on this occasion.

The classrooms were upgraded with the funding from the Russian government institution i.e Federal Agency of the Russian Federation under “Rossotrudnichestvo” project, which has provided a large-scale modernization of Russian language classes located in all countries of the world as part of the international humanitarian program.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Khorev said Russia and Pakistan have excellent relations. He said that Russia is promoting economic relations with Pakistan and for the first time Pakistan-Russia trade volume has crossed $1 billion mark. He said that there is a need to promote cooperation between Russian and Pakistani institutions in many fields. He said that Lahore and Punjab University will play a key role in promoting Pakistan-Russia relations. He said that Russian language centers have also been set up in Karachi and Sargodha. He said that he would support the promotion of comparative analysis of Pakistani and Russian literature for better understanding of each other. He also stressed the need to promote cultural relations between Pakistan and Russia. He thanked Punjab University for promoting Russian language.

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mehmood said that he wants to promote academic relations with Russian universities. He said that teachers and students of Punjab University have also visited People's Friendship University in Moscow in the recent past. He said that PU will cooperate in promoting relations with Russia at all levels.