ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead a high-level delegation during his visit to Kazakhstan beginning from August 25, the Foreign Office said on Monday.
The two-day visit of the prime minister will be undertaken at the invitation of the Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev.
In a statement issued, the Foreign Office said that Nawaz Sharif will hold meetings with the Kazakhstan’s president and Prime Minister Karim Massimov during his stay in Astana.
The statement said that a number of agreements and memorandum of understandings (MoUs) are expected to be signed between Pakistan and Kazakhstan during the visit.
The leaders of both the countries will discuss bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
“The Prime Minister’s visit to Kazakhstan is reflective of his vision to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with Central Asian Republics,” the statement said.
It said that the two countries share common views on major regional and international issues and cooperate closely in multilateral forums including the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“The relations between the two regional countries are based on mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region,” the statement added.