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Deputy Minister of Belarus, Mr. Valentin Rybakov is visiting Pakistan from 13-14 November 2014. During his visit, the Deputy Foreign Minister called on Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Foreign Secretary, inaugurated the Embassy of Belarus in Islamabad in a simple but dignified ceremony on Thursday. The opening of the Embassy is a welcome step for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

The visiting Deputy Minister of Belarus held delegation level talks with Pakistan. The Pakistan side was led by Mr. Nadeem Riyaz, Additional Secretary (Europe). The consultations focused on political, economic, parliamentary, cultural and educational exchanges. The two sides agreed to explore possibilities of further strengthening relations in diverse areas, including the energy sector.

The visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus provided an opportunity for a comprehensive exchange of views with both sides sharing their resolve to enhance existing ties. The next round of consultations will be held in Minsk in 2015.

14 November 2014

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