Pakistan's parliamentarians have discussed with their Belarusian counterparts a number of issues of bilateral cooperation, including import duty cuts on cargo and passenger vehicles, the possibility of granting state preferences to Belarusian companies and scientific-technical cooperation.
The meeting was held in the Council of the Republic. The parties then signed a joint statement and a memorandum of understanding.
Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman of the Senate of Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
The first steps we will make will address the implementation of science and technology projects as well as educational programs. Also, we will strengthen our inter-regional cooperation.
Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
We agreed to as soon as possible ratify a number of agreements that have not yet been ratified, but signed. This includes an agreement on mutual protection of investments. It will be a good regulatory legal act to promote investment and protect the investment of the parties.
The parties discussed Belarus' participation in infrastructure projects that Pakistan is implementing jointly with China. As noted by the Pakistani guests, Belarusian companies have great experience and potential, including in the production of heavy mining equipment.