DUSHANBE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – Sept. 17, 2021): Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that Pakistan had pledged to strengthen its relations with Belarus in all areas of common concern, including trade, investment, agriculture, industry and defense, to expand further.
This is what the Prime Minister said during the meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, which took place here in the capital of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The two heads of state and government discussed joint efforts to strengthen relations between Pakistan and Belarus and exchanged views on regional and international issues.
Reviewing bilateral relations, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the growing cooperation between the two countries.
It was also agreed to intensify bilateral exchanges at the highest parliamentary and political level.
Both sides noted that the Belarusian Foreign Minister’s visit to Pakistan later this year would contribute significantly to the consolidation and further expansion of bilateral cooperation in various areas.
The two heads of state and government exchanged their views on the current situation in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister stressed that Pakistan, as the country most affected by conflict and having been unstable in Afghanistan for over 40 years, has a vital interest in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
He stressed that the international community must stand by the Afghan people, help avert a humanitarian crisis and take steps to stabilize the economy.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s full support for efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and hoped that the international community will play a positive role in this regard.
Imran Khan renewed his invitation to President Lukashenko to visit Pakistan. President Lukashenko invited the Prime Minister to visit Belarus as soon as possible.