Alexander Lukashenko calls on Pakistan to promote military and technical cooperation

Nawaz Sharif and Alexander Lukashenko

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is visiting Belarus two months after a stay of Belarusian President in Pakistan which led to the signing of twenty agreements.

The Belarusian offers Pakistan to promote military and technical cooperation, said Monday Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on an official three-day visit to Minsk.

“The first meeting of the Belarusian-Pakistan Joint Commission for Military and Technical Cooperation was held in early August in Minsk. I consider it necessary to pay more attention to our cooperation in this field. We have projects to achieve together in this important sector,” Mr. Alexander Lukashenko said.

In late May, the Belarusian president paid an official two-day visit to Pakistan. In Islamabad, Alexander Lukashenko met with the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. According to the Belarusian television, the visit resulted in the signing of a score of agreements and contracts for $60 million.

In 2014, Russian-Pakistani trade totaled $58.2 million. Belarus exported products (tractors, potash fertilizers, synthetic fibers, tires, etc.) for $42.6 million to Pakistan. Pakistani exports (rice, styrenic polymers, fruits, food, leather and textiles) to Belarus reached $15.6 million.

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