ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: On a first ever visit by a Pakistani prime minister to Belarus, Nawaz Sharif reached Minsk on a three-day official visit on Monday.
On his arrival at Minsk, the prime minister was received by the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the Vice Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Belarus. The prime minister was given a red carpet welcome and a guard of honour.
The prime minister was accompanied by Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed, Minister for Food Security Sikandar Hayat Bosan, Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanveer and Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi.
In a statement, the PM House said that the prime minister will have one-on-one meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko followed by delegation level talks. The prime minister will also meet with his Belarusian Counterpart Andrei Vladimirovich Kobyakov.
The statement said that the prime minister’s meetings with Chairman of the House of Representatives and Chairman of the Council of the Republic are also scheduled.
During the visit, the Belarusian State University will confer an honorary Doctorate Degree on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The Belarusian president and the Pakistani premier will inaugurate joint Pakistan-Belarus Business Forum.
In addition, a number of important agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) are expected to be signed between Pakistan and Belarus during the visit.