ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Following the death of his mother, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who was scheduled to arrive today in Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan, has delayed his visit until May 28.

His visit will be the first ever by a Belarusian president to Pakistan.

According to a Foreign Office official, President Alexander Lukashenko delayed his visit due to the death of his mother.

President Lukashenko will lead a high-powered delegation during his visit.

The Belarus president will hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who will also host a lunch in honour of the visiting dignitary.

President Mamnoon Hussain, who had invited the Belarusian president, will also host a banquet in honour of the distinguished guest.

A number of important agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) are expected to be signed during the visit.

The agreements and MoUs with focus on agriculture machinery, tractor plant, milk and dairy industry are expected to be signed during the visit.

Pakistan and Belarus enjoy cordial relations. Belarus established its resident mission in Islamabad in November last year.

President Lukashenko’s visit will help in strengthening the existing ties between the two countries.