MINSK (APP) – Pakistan and Belarus on Monday inked a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen their multifaceted ties particularly in areas of trade, commerce,
education and culture.
The agreements were signed here at the Presidential Palace following a round of delegation level talks and an exclusive meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with President Alexander Lukashenko.
The two leaders witnessed the signing. It was the second round of agreements signed between the two countries, the first being done in May at Islamabad, where 20 documents were signed.
The earlier agreements dealt with cooperation in economic areas, military and technical cooperation, interaction in science and technology, information and telecommunications, while Lukashenko and Nawaz Sharif had also signed Islamabad declaration of Belarus-Pakistan partnership.
The signing began with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Alexander Lukashanko inking a Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation between Pakistan and Belarus. The other document inked was Memorandum of
Cooperation for Translation and Publication of Classical Literary Works of Pakistan and Belarus. It was signed by Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage and Minister of Information of Belarus Mrs. Lilia Ananich.
The MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Literature was inked by Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Information and Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Vladimir Gusakov.
The MoU for Scientific and Educational Cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences Belarus and Comsats Institute of Technology was signed by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain and Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Vladimir Gusakov.
Another MoU in the Field of Standardization and Information Support was inked by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain and Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization Victor
The Protocol on First meeting of the Belarus-Pakistan Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation was inked by Engr Khurram Dastgir, Minister for Commerce and V M Vovk Minister of Industry.
The Agreement on Training in Field of Geology was inked by Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs and Minister of Natural Resources Andrei Kovhuto
The MoU between Foreign Service Academy Islamabad and Belarusian State University Minsk was inked by Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs and Rector Belarusian State University
The MoU between Foreign Service Academy Islamabad and Academy of Public Administration Minsk was inked by Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs and Rector of Academy Marat
The agreement on establishment of sister city relation between Minsk and Islamabad was inked by Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal and Chairman of Minsk City Anrei Shorets.
The MoU between Ministry of Forest of Belarus and Department of Forestry Pakistan was inked by Secretary Forestry Jahanzeb Khan and Minister of Forestry Mikhail Amelyanovich. The MoU between National University of Modern Languages and Minsk State Linguistic University was inked by Dr Syed Muhammad Junaid Zaide Rector and his counterpart Mrs Natalia Baranova.
The MoU between Belarusian State University and Comsats Institute of Information Technology was inked by Rector Dr Muhammad Junaid Zaide and counterpart Prof Mikhail Batura.