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Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance cooperation in different fields particularly economy and trade.

The understanding came at talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Islamabad today [Friday].

The two sides also agreed to enhance inter parliamentary relations and strengthen people to people contacts in all spheres.

Later in a joint press stakeout, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Belarus is an important country and Pakistan attaches attach high importance to bilateral relations with it.

Describing his talks with the Belarus President as very productive, the Prime Minister said the two sides discussed relations in all fields including trade, industry, agriculture, investment, culture, education and people to people to contacts. He said we have agreed to several new initiatives to bolster our bilateral relations.

Nawaz Sharif said we also discussed regional and international issues and agreed to work together for shared objective of peace and prosperity. The two countries agreed to continue cooperation at international organizations.

In his remarks, the President of Belarus invited Pakistani businessmen and investors to visit Belarus to establish their businesses. He said the Pakistani investors will be extended all possible facilities. He said delegation of specialists from Pakistan should visit Belarus to see firsthand the potential of areas of common interests.

He said his country is interested in joint ventures in different areas with Pakistani side for bringing the two countries closer together.  He said Belarus seeks cooperation from Pakistan in the industrial and textile sector as Pakistan has the required raw textile raw material.

Inviting the Prime Minister to visit Belarus, the president of Belarus expressed the confidence that the visit will help exploit true potential of cooperation between the two countries.

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