Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif met with Belarusian foreign minister Sergei Aleinik on Wednesday and stressed that Pakistan greatly valued its cordial and broad-based relations with Minsk.
PM Sharif also affirmed Pakistan’s commitment towards building mutually beneficial cooperation with Belarus in all areas, including economic, agriculture, science and technology, information technology, education and culture domains, according to a statement issued by the prime minister’s office.
Besides conveying President Lukashenko’s warm greetings to the prime minister, Foreign Minister Aleinik stated that Belarus regarded Pakistan as an important partner in the region and appreciated its efforts to promote regional peace and stability.
During the meeting, the prime minister also shed light on the human rights violations by India in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Pakistan and Belarus would commemorate the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2024, as the prime minister welcomed continued high-level exchanges and engagement between the two countries.
Furthermore, MP Sharif also reiterated his invitation to the Belarusian president to undertake a visit to Pakistan, at his earliest convenience.
Belarus remains one of the key allies of Russia while witnessing confrontation from the Western countries in the Ukraine conflict and other regional and global issues.