PM: (Agreements provide framework for bilateral economic roadmap: PM)

ISLAMABAD: Addressing a news conference along with his Belarusian counterpart on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that agreements signed are reflective of close relationship between the two countries.

He said agreements provide robust framework for future bilateral economic cooperation and a comprehensive roadmap for regional trade. He said Belarusian businessmen should invest in Pakistan as its policies are business friendly.

Prime Minister said the two countries want to forge bilateral relations especially in economy. He said the two countries share commonality of views on various regional and international issues.

Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said his country will promote economic cooperation with Pakistan focusing on agriculture, infrastructure and mineral sectors. He said joint projects will be launched in agriculture and food sectors.

Andrei Kobyakov said his country would provide expertise in gas and oil exploration to Pakistan. He invited Nawaz Sharif to visit Belarus. Later, the Prime Minister hosted a lunch in the honour of Belarusian prime minister and his delegation.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif held one on one meeting with his Belarusian counterpart. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan is keen to forge closer ties with Belarus in all fields including trade, economy, defence and culture.