ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is paying two-day official visit to Kazakhstan from Tuesday (tomorrow) at the invitation of President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister House.

He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation.

During the visit to Astana, the Prime Minister will hold meetings with President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Karim Massimov.

A number of Agreements and MoUs are expected to be signed during the visit. The leaders of both the countries will discuss bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister’s visit to Kazakhstan is reflective of his vision to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with Central Asian Republics.

The two countries share common views on major regional and international issues and cooperate closely in multilateral forums including the UN, SCO, ECO and OIC.

The relations between the two regional countries are based on mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region.

A number of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) are expected to be signed between the two countries during the premier’s visit, after which he will return to Pakistan on August 26.