Pakistan keen to develop bilateral ties with Belarus: PM Nawaz


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday held a meeting with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who arrived Pakistan on a 2-day visit.


During the meeting at the Prime Minister House, the premier extended condolences to President Lukashenko over the death of his mother two days ago, which was also the reason why the Belarusian president delayed his visit to Pakistan until May 28.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told President Lukashenko that Pakistan is keen to forge closer ties with Belarus in all fields including trade, economy, defence and culture.

The prime minister said he was pleased with the increased exchanges between the Pakistan and Belarus in the recent past and there was a need to further increase frequency of bilateral visits.

He said the current bilateral trade between the two countries standing at $60 million is not commensurate with its potential and needs to be substantially increased.

“We need to establish close interaction between the respective chambers of commerce and industry as these will boost bilateral trade and investment,” PM Nawaz told the visiting delegation.