MIL OSI – Source: President of the Republic of Belarus – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Masood Khan Raja
22 January 2018
It is quite feasible to increase the Belarusian-Pakistani trade turnover
to $ 1 billion, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with
outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Masood Khan
Raja on 22 January.
The head of state thanked the diplomat for his contribution to the
development of the friendly Belarusian-Pakistani ties. “You have done a lot for
the establishment of very friendly relations between Belarus and Pakistan,”
Alexander Lukashenko stressed.
The President also remarked that he also maintains very good contacts
with the leadership of Pakistan. Alexander Lukashenko expressed hope that they
will have a chance to meet once again and discuss the prospects of developing
“We have ambitious tasks. We have created the foundation of our
relations, not we need to bolster, first of all, our trade and economic
contacts,” the President stressed. “We have concrete goals. We need to do our
best to exceed the $1 billion level of bilateral trade. There is a huge
potential. We just need to work. It is rather feasible to exceed this level. We
will appreciate such efforts of our friends in Pakistan. I want to assure you
that we will do our best to achieve this goal.”
The head of state added that Belarus will always be a reliable friend for
Pakistan in spite of any global cataclysms.
Masood Khan Raja said that it was an honor for him to work in Belarus.
“During my tenure as ambassador I received all necessary assistance from the
Belarusian leadership,” he said. The ambassador stressed the important role of
the two leaders in the promotion of Belarusian-Pakistani cooperation, which, in
his opinion, has a large potential for development.
The meeting focused on the entire spectrum of developing
Belarus-Pakistan relations, including within the framework of the forthcoming
large-scale business forum in Tajikistan in 2018.