Minsk, 4 July 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Pakistan to Belarus, Sajjad Haider Khan congratulated the Republic of Belarus on their Independence Day.

He congratulated the people and government of Belarus, on the behalf of Pakistan and its people. On July 2, 2022, the Ambassador attended the ceremonies in the Palace of the Republic.

Pakistan and Belarus relations

On February 3, 1994, the Republic of Belarus and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan established diplomatic relations. In addition, Belarus and Pakistan celebrated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2019.

The relations got boosted with the establishment of the Belarus Embassy in Pakistan in 2014. Also, The Embassy is located in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad.

The first official visit of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko to Pakistan was in May 2015. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Shareef also paid a visit to Belarus in August 2015.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, met with Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Heads of State Council in June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

In September 2021 both met again in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan. Belarus and Pakistan are working closely on the international stage to address serious global and regional concerns.

Also, the existence of a permanent structure of political talks between the Foreign Ministries of the two nations ensures effective engagement in this direction.

The Joint Belarusian-Pakistan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation was established in 2015. It was a core institutional instrument for the operation of bilateral trade and economic ties. There have been five sessions of the Commission since 2015.

Belarus exports tractors and tractor replacement parts to Pakistan, as well as vehicles, potash fertilizers, synthetic yarns and fibers, tires, machine tools, polycarboxylic acids (phthalic anhydride), newspapers, and baby food (dry mixes).

Pakistan sends grains, vegetables, fruits, and other food products to Belarus, as well as goods made of leather, fabrics, textiles, sports equipment, surgical tools, and manicure sets.