On 11 April 2017, the official visit of the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Belarus to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan continued.
Topical issues of the bilateral agenda were discussed during the official negotiations of Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, with Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Mamnoon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
At the meeting of Vladimir Andreichenko with Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform of Pakistan, both sides confirmed their interest in implementing joint projects in the spheres of industry, housing construction, agriculture, human development. In addition, Ahsan Iqbal informed the Belarusian delegation about the implementation of the project on the construction of the China-Pakistan economic corridor in the territory of the country.
The issues of intensification of bilateral cooperation in the agro-industrial complex became a direct topic of the conversation between the Chairman of the House of Representatives and President of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited S.T.Mahmood.
Vladimir Andreichenko thanked the head of the bank for assistance in organizing the first Belarusian-Pakistani agricultural forum. In turn, S.T.Mahmood stressed that the Pakistani market opened up huge opportunities for Belarusian manufacturers to promote their products and develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the related fields of the economy.
On the same day, the Belarusian parliamentary delegation took part in the first Belarusian-Pakistani agricultural forum.
In his welcoming speech, the Chairman of the House of Representatives stressed that a significant increase in business activity between the two countries was made possible thanks to the agreements reached at the highest level over the past two years.
Describing the potential of the domestic agricultural industry, Vladimir Andreichenko informed the forum participants that the agro-industrial complex of the country had a balanced production system, including agriculture, the industry for the processing of agricultural raw materials, agrarian services, scientific provision and training of personnel. He noted that Belarus was among the world’s top 20 leaders in terms of agricultural land per capita. In the republic, large-scale agricultural production had been preserved, which accounted for more than 70 percent of the gross output of the village. We managed to seriously strengthen the material and technical base of agricultural enterprises, deepen the modernization of processing enterprises, stressed Vladimir Andreichenko. The machine-building complex of the country was able to supply the whole range of modern agricultural machinery – powerful tractors, harvesters and other equipment.
As the priorities of the Belarusian-Pakistani cooperation in the agro-industrial sphere, the Chairman of the House of Representatives called for the increase of the mutual trade turnover, the creation of joint processing enterprises, the exchange of advanced achievements in the field of agrarian science, and the organization of joint training of personnel. He also expressed confidence that a productive dialogue between representatives of the business circles of Belarus and Pakistan would continue in the framework of the traditional agricultural exhibition to be held in June 2017 in Minsk.
Within the framework of the forum, presentations were made of agricultural and technological potentials of the Republic of Belarus and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited and the business opportunities of the two countries. A memorandum of understanding and cooperation was signed between the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University and the Agricultural University of Faisalabad, as well as a memorandum of understanding and cooperation between Gomselmash and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited. In addition, business negotiations between representatives of Pakistani and Belarusian companies were held.All news