President: (Pakistan for broad-based relations with Belarus: President)


ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan wants broad-based and long-term relations with Belarus in economy and trade.

He was talking to Belarus Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov, who called on him here on Tuesday night. He said the two countries have immense potential for economic and commercial relations and the trade volume between the two countries should be increased to the level of true potential in the field.

The President expressed satisfaction over growing relations between the two countries and formation of the Working Group for Cooperation in the Belarusian Parliament with the Parliament of Pakistan.

Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan offers excellent opportunities for foreign investors with investment-friendly regulations. He called upon Belarusian investors to utilize these incentives in the fields of textile, heavy vehicles, agricultural equipment, pharmaceuticals and dairy products. He said MoUs signed between the two countries would lay a solid foundation of our future cooperation in diverse areas.

Talking about fight against terrorism, the President said Pakistan is committed to root it out from the country. He said that ongoing military operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ is directed against all terrorists which would continue till complete elimination of the terrorists.

Speaking on this occasion, the Belarus Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov said Belarus is desirous of expanding cooperation with Pakistan in education, culture, economy and information technology sectors.

He offered education facilities for Pakistani students in Belarusian universities. He assured that his country would cooperate with Pakistan for the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.