Belarusian ambassador meets Shahbaz

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Belarusian Ambassador Andrei Ermolovich called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shabaz Sharif, here on Monday. Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in different sectors were discussed in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that there are good friendly relations between Pakistan and Belarus, however, there is a need to take solid steps to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries. He said that economic cooperation can also be increased through exchange of trade delegations. He said that there is a vast scope of investment in agriculture, mining, livestock, industry and other sectors in Punjab and Belarusian investors can take benefit from investment opportunities in the province.
Shabaz Sharif said that Punjab wants to benefit from the skill and expertise of Belarus in auto industry and he will visit Belarus at the earliest. Belarusian Ambassador Andrei Ermolovich said that Belarus attaches high importance to its relations with Pakistan especially Punjab and wants promotion of trade relations between the two countries.
Provincial Minister for Industries Ch. Muhammad Shafiq, Member Provincial Assembly Ali Raza Gillani, Chairman Punjab Investment Board, Secretary Industries and officers concerned were present on the occasion.