11 August 2015
Topical issues of Belarusian-Pakistani trade and economic interaction and the possibilities to enhance cooperation and implement joint projects in the most promising areas were high on the agenda of the Belarus–Pakistan business forum with the participation of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
In his address at the forum, the President of the Republic of Belarus noted that currently a positive dynamics of the increase in bilateral turnover is being observed. In the economic relations of Belarus and Pakistan there is a tendency of gradual transition from simple trade to production cooperation, which is of the both sides' interest. According to him, the countries can strengthen interaction in industrial production, energy engineering, logistics, communications, biotechnologies. The Belarusian side is also interested in establishing joint ventures in the areas of pharmacology, information and communication technologies.
The Belarus–Pakistan business forum, organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was attended by 40 Pakistani businessmen and 60 representatives of Belarusian enterprises. The presentations of economic potential, peculiarities of doing business in Belarus, as well as of investment and business climate of Pakistan were held as a part of the forum.
The official part was followed by bilateral negotiations between the two countries' businessmen. The negotiating parties discussed establishment and development of business ties in the areas of chemical, textile industry, mechanical engineering, processing and selling of raw materials for construction industry, export of agricultural products.
The National Library of Belarus, besides the forum, hosted an exhibition of 150 Belarusian latest innovative solutions in mechanical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, oil processing, new materials, ecology and efficient use of natural recourses, food industry and space technologies.