ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is keen to forge closer ties with Belarus in all fields including trade, economy, defense and culture.
His remarks came on Friday in a meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday on two-day state visit to Pakistan at the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain.
During the meeting, the prime minister and the Belarusian president discussed bilateral relations and way and means to broaden cooperation in different fields.
The prime minister extended condolences to the visiting president over the death of his mother a couple of days back.
Nawaz expressed the confidence that the visit will act as a catalyst in developing strong political and economic relations between the two countries.
The two sides are also expected to sign a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements after the talks.
Earlier on Thursday night, the Belarusian president held a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart in Islamabad.
During the meeting, President Mamnoon said that Pakistan desires to build a broad based, substantive and long-term relationship with Belarus in all fields including trade, economic, education, defence, and culture.
Later, the two dignitaries led their respective sides in delegation level talks.