Belarus a valuable friend of Pakistan, says Speaker National Assembly



ISLAMABAD, NOV 26 (DNA) –  Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that Pakistan considers Belarus a valuable friend and desired to further solidify the bilateral relations through enhanced parliamentary and economic cooperation with Belarus. He expressed these views while talking to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus H. E. Mr. Andrei Dapkiunas, who called on him at Parliament House, Islamabad. The Ambassador of Belarus in Pakistan was also present in the meeting.

The Speaker said that Pakistani legislature is keen to cement its ties with Parliament of Belarus. He said that Belarus and Pakistani business communities are in regular contact and has inked various agreements for mutual cooperation.  He stressed a need for regular interaction between Parliamentarians of both countries and said that parliamentary engagement could play a pivotal role to bring both nations closer. He observed that Pakistan-Belarus relations were becoming multifaceted and acquiring greater depth due to engagement of political hierarchies and business communities of both countries. He said that Pakistan Parliament is ready to extend this all out support to for implementation of the agreement signed between both countries.

While mentioning about the importance of CPEC in the region, NA Speaker expressed his hope that CPEC will prove a harbinger for success and development for the region and for the world in coming years. This project will pave way for enhancing mutual trade and it will open new avenues for employment. He said that Pakistan is determined to complete this project at the earliest so that its positive impact be spread in other countries of the world.  

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas said that Belarus values high its relations with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthen the existing relation through economic and diplomatic relations.  He said that Pakistan is one of first country among those   which recognized the independent status of Belarus after dissolution of Soviet Union. He mentioned that inter-parliamentary relation between both nations will cement the mutual ties between both states.