Minsk, 7 October 2021 (GNP/ TDI): The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in collaboration with the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) organized the 5th Session of the Pakistan-Belarus Joint Business Council in Minsk.
Around 100 Belarusian and more than 60 Pakistani firms and organizations were present at the forum.
The Chairman of the BelCCI Vladimir Ulakhovich, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Republic of Belarus Nikolai Borisevich, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus Denis Moroz, Chairman of the Pakistani-Belarusian Business Council Shahzad Sabir and Ambassador of Pakistan to Belarus Sajjad Haider Khan addressed the forum in the opening ceremony.
Moreover, the speakers underscored the vitality of growing trade and investment ties. All the speakers were of the view that there is a need to consolidate ties and take bilateral trade relations to a new height.
Furthermore, the Chairman BeICCI shed light on the historic trade ties and emphasized erecting joint ventures in multiple fields.
The Deputy MoFA Belarus stressed the strategic significance of the relation between Pakistan and Belarus. He looks forward to strengthening the relations and working in unison for progressive growth.
It is pertinent to note here that this forum is happening for the second time in one calendar year, and the Ambassador of Pakistan to Belarus considered it a silver lining by manifesting positivity towards the fortification of bilateral trade ties.
In addition to this, the current situation of trade was on the agenda of discussion. Both sides identified the areas of mutual interest and pledged to cooperate in those areas while unraveling other avenues.
A presentation was made at the forum highlighting the propensity of the Great Stone Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park of foreign investors to lure investments, and the bright future of Pakistan-Belarusian projects in the fields of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, chemical and textile industries.
After the plenary session, the participants interacted in the B2B, business-to-business, format.