In the Belarusian capital Simon McDonald is set to meet with Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko and Finance Minister Maksim Yermolovich. He is also expected to meet with graduates of the UK universities.
“Harnessing the CIS potential for the development of regional cooperation will create new opportunities to butress the national economies in the CIS, to improve the well-being of citizens and to bolster humanitarian ties,” Nikol Pashinyan said.
The Belarusian diplomat expressed extensive support for international efforts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament and called for more efforts to push for the total ban on nuclear testing.
Nursultan Nazarbayev identified a number of promising areas that will contribute to forging closer cooperation between the CIS states and highlighted the results of the efforts to promote relations between the countries.
At the meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the parties agreed to work out an action plan to step up cooperation in agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceutics.
During a narrow-format meeting the parties are to share views on interaction within the CIS, discuss the CIS chairmanship, as well as the time and place of the next session of the CIS Council of Heads of State.