PM Nawaz met with Belarusian Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov on Tuesday at the PM House.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with PM Andrey Kobyakov of Belarus during his three day visit to Islamabad on Tuesday. The meeting was aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest with enhanced cooperation of trade, culture and defense being the center of attention. PM Nawaz met with his Belarusian counterpart in the PM House and agreed at expanding ties on governmental as well as civilian level. PM Andrey laid the foundation of two roadmaps ensuring cooperation on economic and humanitarian sectors.
Commenting on Pakistan-Belarus Roadmap on Economic Cooperation, PM Nawaz said that it would provide a strong platform for enhanced cooperation on multiple sectors. The two sides were in agreement on that fact that both countries could collaborate in fields of science and technology, health, and education. Furthermore, PM Nawaz was of the opinion that the trade volume between Pakistan and Belarus could be increased up to $60 million, particularly in industries such as textile, heavy machinery, dairy products, agricultural equipment, pharmaceuticals and vehicles. PM Nawaz stressed on the importance of maintaining parliamentary contacts to strengthen bilateral ties and on that front apprised the PM Andrey Kobyakov that Pakistan will send a delegation to Belarus soon.
The two sides were able to discuss a wide variety of issues such as counter-terrorism, narcotics control, education etc. Reportedly, several MoUs were signed between the two sides, details on which are scarce at the moment. Pakistan’s delegation included Minister of Defense Production Rana Tanvir Hussain, Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Bosan, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, State Minister for Eduation Balighur Rehman, Special Assistant to the PM Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretaary Aizaz Chaudhry, and Pakistan’s ambassador to Belarus Masood Raja. The delegation from Belarus included Minister for Industry Vitaly Vovk, Minister for Architecture and Construction Anatoly Cherny, Minisetr for Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats, Minister for Education Mikhail Zhurakov, Deputy Foreign Minister Valentin Rybakov, and Belarus’ ambassador to Pakistan Andrei Ermolovich.
The Belarusian Prime Minister is in Pakistan on a three-day visit. Following his visit, Pakistan will host Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on a two-day visit. Pakistan and Pak Officials are doing exceptionally well to build democratic relationships with foreign countries. Pakistan needs to put itself out there in order to recapture the international trust and potential investments.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.