Pakistan wants mutually beneficial cooperation with Belarus: PM Shehbaz

"Pakistan greatly values its cordial and broad-based relations with Belarus," says premier

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Belarus’s foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik (second left) calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (second right) on May 31. — PID
Belarus’s foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik (second left) calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (second right) on May 31. — PID

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday affirmed Pakistan’s commitment towards building mutually beneficial cooperation with Belarus in all areas — including economic, agriculture, science and technology, information technology, education, and culture domains.

The premier made the remarks during a meeting with Belarus's Foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik, who called on him in Islamabad today, according to a statement issued by the PM Office media wing.

During the meeting, he said: "Pakistan greatly values its cordial and broad-based relations with Belarus."

The foreign minister conveyed the warm greetings of President Lukashenko to PM Shehbaz while highlighting that Belarus regarded Pakistan as an important country in the region and appreciated its efforts to promote regional peace and stability.

The prime minister also briefed the foreign minister on the human rights violations by India in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), read the statement.  

Noting that Pakistan and Belarus would be commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 2024, the prime minister welcomed continued high-level exchanges and engagement.

In this regard, he also reiterated his invitation to the Belarusian president to undertake a visit to Pakistan, at his earliest convenience.