ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said Monday that Pakistan and Russia would coordinate their efforts to enhance collaboration in the fields of art and culture.

He said this while talking to Russian Minister for Culture, Vladimir Medinsky, who inaugurated the exhibition “Territory of Culture” in Sain Petersburg.

This exhibition is a part of the 4th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, being held from 14 to 16 December, 2015, said a press release received here.

Russian Minister for Culture briefed the minister about rich Russian cultural heritage and the plans of Russian Federation to preserve and promote it globally.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid lauded the efforts of Russian government for taking such significant global initiative to promote the understanding, peace and stability among different regions and nations.

He also underlined the need of more cultural exchanges between Pakistan and Russia to learn from each other’s cultures and to increase people-to-people contacts.

The minister also thanked the Russian government for inviting him to participate in this important international cultural forum.

The Russian minister thanked Pervaiz Rashid for participating in this cultural forum and hoped that it would pave way for meaningful cooperation between Pakistan and Russia in the field of art and culture.