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14 May 2017

Lukashenko invites Pakistan prime minister to visit Belarus

MINSK, 14 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to visit Belarus at the meeting in Beijing on 14 May, BelTA has learned.

“Thank you for remembering the nuances and details of our meeting in Minsk. If it’s God’s will, we will meet again at the beginning of August in Minsk. We are waiting for you. I would like you to spend more time in Belarus, to familiarize yourself with our manufacturing potential, major avenues of our cooperation, to see the beauty of this country in the center of Europe,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“We will discuss a lot of things during your visit,” the president remarked.

The head of state hopes that Nawaz Sharif will visit Belarus together with his family.

The prime minister of Pakistan, in turn, stressed that he was glad to meet with Alexander Lukashenko once again, and added that he had warmest memories of his latest visit to the Belarusian capital city. “Over a very short period of time we managed to advance the relations of Belarus and Pakistan to a very high level. Of course, we could do it thanks to our personal relations. You are the foundation of these relations, and we can be by right proud of it,” he said.

According to Nawaz Sharif, he is looking forward to his next visit to Belarus. “Thank you for inviting my family. Of course, my family will accompany me, and the two families will finally meet each other,” he added.

The two leaders agreed that the regular exchange of top-level and high-level visits will help make a breakthrough in bilateral relations. They are convinced that solid political ties will give an impetus to the dynamic development of the economic cooperation.

Alexander Lukashenko and Nawaz Sharif also mentioned the enhancement of parliamentary interaction and agreed to continue developing it in a more efficient way. They also praised the work of Pakistan-Belarus groups of friendship which serve as important links in the establishment of contacts between people.

The meeting also focused on the development of industrial cooperation, existing projects and prospects for setting up joint ventures in Pakistan. Belarus urges to step up efforts in this field. Another issue on the agenda was the export of Belarusian products to the Pakistani market where they are very popular.

On 14 May, Alexander Lukashenko and Nawaz Sharif took part in the opening of the One Belt, One Road summit which has brought together delegations of about 130 countries.

The two leaders had short negotiations and exchanged opinions about the current state of affairs and prospects of the Belarusian-Pakistani cooperation on the sidelines of the summit.

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