President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized that Pakistan is keen to forge closer ties with Belarus in all fields including trade, economy, defence, and culture.
The President said this while talking to Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Belarus Mr. Masood Khan Raja who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday.
Noting that the Ambassador has the unique honour of being Pakistan’s first envoy to Minsk, the President hoped that the ambassador-designate would make all possible efforts to deepen Pakistan’s relations with Belarus. The President stressed on the need for initiating joint ventures in various fields particularly in textile and tractor assembly between the two countries.
The President noted that the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Minsk was very successful and impressed upon the ambassador to follow up on the implementation of MoUs/ agreements signed during the visit on priority basis. The President observed that there is a lot of scope for enhancement of trade between the two countries and called for the need to work in this area to push the bilateral trade to new heights to the mutual benefit. The President stated that better connectivity and direct air flights could boost bilateral trade.
The President called for greater people-to-people contacts and exchange of cultural and business delegations between the two countries to further expand bilateral relations. The President advised the ambassador to strive for developing cooperation between the two countries at the regional and international fora.
The President wished the Ambassador-designate success in his new assignment.