Nawaz will be first Pakistani prime minister to visit Belarus

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File Photo: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and President of Belarus, Mr. Alexander Lukashenko exchanging documents after signing treaty between the Republic of Belarus and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters at PM House, Islamabad on May 29, 2015.


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be the first Pakistani Prime Minister who is visiting Belarus. His official visit will start from Monday (August 10) at the invitation of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said on Thursday.

In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said that during the course of the visit, the prime minister will hold delegation level talks with the Belarusian president.

The prime minister will also meet with his Belarusian counterpart Andrei Vladimirovich Kobyakov.

The spokesperson said that a number of important agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) are expected to be signed during the visit.

Qazi Khalilullah said that the prime minister will also participate in Pakistan-Belarus Business and Investment Forum.

Moreover, he said that Pakistani Mango and Film festivals will also be held during the prime minister’s visit.

In May this year, the Belarusian president paid a two-day official visit to Islamabad and held discussions with Pakistani leadership at which both sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in different fields particularly economy and trade.

The two counties signed a series of agreements and MoUs for cooperation in various areas including science & technology, investment, agriculture, industries and defense production, education, media, culture and law & justice during Lukashenko’s visit.