Belarusian prime minister to visit Pakistan from November 9-11

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov will arrive in Islamabad on a three-day official visit to Pakistan from November 9 to 11, the Foreign Office said on Friday.


In a short statement issued in Islamabad on Friday, the Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said that the Belarusian prime minister will hold separate meetings with President Mamnoon Hussain and his Pakistani Counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his visit.

The statement said that a number of agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) will be sighed between Pakistan and Belarus during the visit.

Belarus is the one of the biggest heavy industry maker in former Soviet Bloc. Pakistan is interested to transfer heavy industry technology from Belarus to Pakistan in the field of agricultural industrial tools. Pakistan also wishes to open its market for value added products being sold by Belarus including potassium sulfide.

Recently, the countries have come much closer to each other and boosted their bilateral cooperation in various fields especially industry since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif began ruling the South Asian country in May 2013.

In August this year, Sharif visited Belarus and met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and other high level Belarusian officials in Minsk.

During Sharif’s stay in Minsk, the two countries also signed a number of agreements and MoUs to strengthen their multifaceted relations particularly in areas of trade, commerce, education and culture.

“Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Belarus which have been on an upward trajectory since last year,” Sharif said at a joint press conference along with President Lukashenko in Minsk following the talks.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko also paid an official visit to Pakistan in May, 2015.

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