Ministry of Industries & Production

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION MEETS WITH BELORUSSIAN COUNTERPART

 Islamabad: May 26, 2015

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FEDERAL MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION MEETS WITH BELORUSSIAN COUNTERPART

 

Federal Minister for Industries & Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi met with Belorussian Minister of Industry Mr. Vitaly Vovk. Mr. Vovk conveyed Belorussia’s interest of setting up plants to assemble automobile parts, buses, tractors and grain harvesters within Pakistan. He also showed interest in military related manufacturing and assembling endeavors, and asked the Federal Minister for recommendations on private sector companies which could forward their diverse ambitions. Furthermore, Mr. Vovk said that Belorussia would also consider technological upgrade and expansion of existing facilities.

The Minister extended support to his Belorussian counterpart and assured Pakistan’s full support in any and all ways. The Minister invited Mr. Vovk to visit Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Taxila to get a better understanding of the present infrastructure that Pakistan can offer for their cause. The Minister also suggested the viability of joint venture proposals between Pakistan and Belorussia for solutions, and that his office will assist the Belorussian government in selecting the best possible private sector investors for their plans.

Similarly the Minister proposed the use of Pakistan’s industrial parks for trade and investment development opportunities, and assured Mr. Vovk that Belorussia will be allowed to export their manufactured or assembled products from Pakistan to other regions across the globe as well. The Minister stressed the need of high quality tractors and grain harvesters for agricultural modernization in Pakistan and recommended that Belorussia initiate the process of formulation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan to streamline trade development.