Pakistan-Belarus bilateral trade to be enhanced to $1 billion

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Pakistan-Belarus bilateral trade to be enhanced to $1 billion

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Pakistan and Belarus are setting up joint ventures to boost bilateral trade, economic relations and to make meat, dairy products (baby food, milk powder, yogurts, ice cream), and tinned food using Belarusian technologies.

An agricultural delegation from Pakistan led by First Deputy National Food Security and Research Minister Muhammad Abid Javed will stay in Belarus on a visit till February 25, press release received here Thursday said.

The visit will represent a preparatory negotiation platform for a series of events in the area of agricultural cooperation and to be focused on the third session of the Belarusian-Pakistani working group on agriculture.

While in Belarus members of the Pakistani delegation are expected to negotiate with top officials of the Agriculture and Food Ministry, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Academy's R&D center for agriculture mechanization, Minsk Dairy Factory No.1, the R&D center for potato, vegetable, and fruit farming of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark).

Since the heads of state of Belarus and Pakistan would like mutual trade turnover to be raised to $1 billion by 2020, the sides believe that in agriculture there are great reserves for manufacturing cooperation and for achieving the goal.