Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for M/o National Food Security & Research, Islamabad held a meeting with Mr. Vitaly Vovk Belarusian Minister for Industry / Co-Chairman of the Joint Belarus – Pakistan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation) on 13th July, 2017.

During the meeting, The Federal Minister M/o NFSR welcomed the Honorable Belarusian Minister on his visit of Pakistan and reiterated the Govt. of Pakistan attaches great importance to its bilateral relations with Belarus;

They also recalled the visit of Federal Minister M/o NFSR to Belarus as a member of delegation led by Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2015 and also highlighted the visit of the Honorable Chairman of the House of Representatives of Belarus to Pakistan in April, 2017 alongwith delegation and successful launch of 1st Pakistan – Belarus Agricultural Forum on sidelines of that high level visit. They also discussed the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to Belarus expected in the 1st week of August, 2017 to further strengthen bilateral relations in all spheres of cooperation including trade and economic aspects.

Both of the Ministers agreed that such frequent visits at higher levels refer to the sincere efforts being made on both sides to promote cooperation on mutual interest basis and this bilateral cooperation in various areas of mutual interest including agriculture is growing due to the vision and mission of the leaderships of two sides. The Federal Minister, M/o NFSR also ensured rapid progress on bilateral cooperation in sphere of agriculture sector between the two countries by entering into four MoU’s / Agreements including a Memorandum of Intentions on Scientific Cooperation between National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) and PARC which was signed on 10th August, 2015 in Minsk, Belarus.

It was also discussed in the meeting by Federal Minister and Belarusian Minister that two sides have identified cooperation in the area of farm machinery and storage. This area offers huge potential for foreign investments because our farmers need quality machinery at affordable prices. The Federal Minister, M/o NFSR also said that Govt. of Pakistan is committed to provide an enabling environment for the foreign and local investment and business in the country. The Federal Minister for M/o NFSR, Islamabad also appreciated the efforts for the progress made by Belarus in the field of farm mechanization.

At the end of the meeting, Sardar Sikandar Hayat khan Bosan The Federal Minister M/o NFSR, Islamabad conveyed full support and cooperation of the Govt. of Pakistan to facilitate the process in all areas of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Belarus and also thanked the Excellency Mr. Vitaly Vovk Belarusian Minister for Industry / Co-Chairman of the Joint Belarus – Pakistan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation) for having this meeting and visit to Pakistan.