Pakistan, Belarus entering greater economic cooperation: Ilya


Pakistan and Belarus are moving towards greater economic cooperation, which will impact on the economic relations of the two countries, said Mr Ilya Kanapliou, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Pakistan.

Addressing a meeting of textile exporters during his visit to Pakistan Textile Exporters Association here on Tuesday, he said that Pakistan is an important country of the world and Belarus wants to further enhance bilateral trade with it. All-out efforts are being made to add a new dimension to the bilateral relations between the two countries. Belarus is striving to develop business-to-business and people-to-people contacts to boost mutual trade ties, he added.

Pakistani textile exporters have great potential to explore and capture the Belarusian market as there exist lucrative new business opportunities in Belarus, he pointed out.

He claimed that there are bright opportunities for setting up joint ventures in different trade fields by Pakistani and Belarusian investors and businessmen.

Terming Pakistan as an ideal place for foreign investment, he said that Belarusian investors are visiting Pakistan to explore investment opportunities in different trade fields.

He said that both Pakistan and Belarus would work together to tap existing potential for boosting mutual trade ties and develop strong business-to-business contacts between the businessmen of both countries.

Earlier, welcoming the visiting diplomats, Vice Chairman PTEA Muhammad Idrees highlighted the core functions of the Association.

He thanked the Belarus Government for its support in testing times. “This reflects our commitment and friendship that has remained steadfast over the years,” he said.

Expressing Belarus the reliable supporter of Pakistan, he said that both countries have been enjoying friendly and cordial relationship and understanding on all major regional & global issues and with recent meeting of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif with the President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Samarkand.—APP


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