ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan values its relations with Belarus and wants to further strengthen those ties through parliamentary and economic cooperation.
He said that parliamentary interaction would bring both countries more closer. He was talking to Mr Andrei G. Ermolovich, Ambassador of Belarus here in Parliament House, on Thursday.
The Speaker said that Pakistan was looking for new trade partners as the government has also offered attractive incentives to foreign investors. He said that it was best time for the companies of Belarus to explore Pakistan for investment and joint ventures in areas of mutual interest.
He was hopeful that the establishment of Embassy of Belarus in Islamabad will greatly facilitate parliamentary interaction and promotion of trade between both the countries.
The Speaker suggested for establishment of Pakistan-Belarus Parliamentary Friendship Group in National Assembly of Pakistan and Belarus. He also congratulated the Ambassador on establishment of Belarusian Embassy in Islamabad that would help promote bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Ambassador of Belarus Mr. Andrei G. Ermolovich thanked the Speaker for his kind remarks and said that Belarusian political leadership was also attaches immense importance to strengthening of relations with Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan is an important trade partner of Belarus and is interested in broadening trade with Pakistan as both the countries have immense potential to expand bilateral trade and economic relations in diverse fields. He informed the Speaker about establishment of Embassy of Belarus in Islamabad.