ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Belarus on Tuesday inked 18 accords of cooperation in diverse fields, including the joint launch of two road maps on economic and humanitarian cooperation.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Belarusian counterpart Andrey Kobyakov signed the Programme titled “Roadmap for fast track and middle track economic cooperation between Pakistan and Belarus,” at a ceremony held here at the Prime Minister House. The two sides inked seven agreements, six memorandum of understanding (MoUs) and three protocols to agreements in addition to the two programmes on roadmaps during the visit of Belarusian prime minister. The two prime ministers also signed an agreement on mutual allotment of the land of plots for their respective diplomatic missions in Islamabad and Minsk.The programme on the “Roadmap of Belarusian Pakistani Humanitarian Cooperation year 2015-2020” was signed by Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rasheed and Belarusian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Valentin Rybakov. The inter governmental agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters was signed by Advisor to prime minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Belarusian deputy Foreign Affairs minister.
The agreement between the Health Ministries of Pakistan and Belarus on cooperation in public health was signed by State Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar and Belarusian deputy Foreign Affairs minister. The agreement on cooperation between the Punjab government and the Minsk Region Executive Committee of Belarus was signed by Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal and Minsk Regional Executive Committee Deputy Chairman O Plavski.The agreement on cooperation between the Lahore and Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) was inked by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Younis Muhammad Bashir and Chairman BCCI M Miatlikov.