MINSK, 14 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Dr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, as the country celebrates Independence Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“Over 73 years after obtaining sovereignty Pakistan has succeeded in building an independent state,” the Belarusian leader said. He noted that Minsk and Islamabad have been maintaining relations for more than a quarter of a century, which has created a solid foundation for the further dynamic expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation. “There are great prospects in trade and economy, including mechanical engineering, agriculture, pharmaceutics and petrochemical industry. I am sure that the strengthening of the practical aspects of Belarus-Pakistan relations will make a meaningful contribution to the economic growth of the two states,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.
The Belarusian leader wished Arif Alvi good health, fruitful work and successes and the people of Pakistan peace and prosperity.