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House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus
The seventh convocation
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Press Office

11 April 2017

On 11 April 2017, Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, had a meeting with Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif welcomed the activation of cooperation between the parliamentarians of Belarus and Pakistan in order to strengthen bilateral relations.

The Prime Minister said that relations between Pakistan and Belarus had been developing at an unprecedented pace over the past two years, and both countries continued to strengthen bilateral ties in various fields.

Nawaz Sharif noted that for the expansion of relations, regular interaction between parliamentarians was necessary. According to him, parliaments serve as important links in establishing contacts between people, deepening mutual understanding and developing mutually beneficial cooperation. The Prime Minister proposed to exchange visits of members of the Pakistani-Belarusian friendship groups in the parliaments of the two countries.

The Prime Minister informed that the economy of Pakistan offered great investment opportunities in agriculture, agro-industry, pharmaceutics, light industry, machine building, oil and gas industry. He expressed satisfaction with the results of the fourth meeting of the Joint Economic Commission of Pakistan and Belarus held in Karachi in March 2017. According to him, such meetings provide an excellent opportunity for further enhancement of bilateral economic cooperation.

Vladimir Andreichenko confirmed the will of the parliamentarians to contribute to the further strengthening of the Belarusian-Pakistani ties. He spoke about the readiness of the Belarusian companies to participate in the creation of joint ventures for the processing of dried milk, poultry meat, the construction of agro-processing plants and trading houses. Vladimir Andreichenko noted there was good experience in designing, building and equipping livestock facilities, fruit and vegetable stores, and greenhouse complexes. He assured the Prime Minister of Pakistan that Belarus was in a position to significantly increase the supply of high-quality Belarusian meat and milk products and baby food. In addition, at the meeting the sides discussed the possibility of organizing assembly plants of Belarusian tractor, harvesters and automotive vehicles in the country.

The sides also discussed prospects for cooperation in the energy, pharmaceutical and light industries.

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