Pakistan highly values its ties with Belarus, vows further bilateral cooperation: President Dr Arif Alvi
President hailed the courage of Kashmiri masses who have exposed the Indian brutalities
President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan highly values its ties with Belarus and wants to further enhance bilateral relations with Belarus in all fields of mutual interest, including trade and investment, science and technology, culture and defense. He stated this while talking to the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus, Mr Andrei Ermolovich, who paid a farewell call on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Talking to the Ambassador, the President said that Pakistan was keen to promote trade and cultural cooperation with Belarus. He highlighted that Pakistan offered promising opportunities for joint ventures and investment and would welcome Belarusian investment in Pakistan. The President remarked that both countries had great potential for cooperation in the areas of culture, tourism and pharmaceuticals and emphasized the need for increasing cooperation in these areas for the mutual benefit of the two countries. The President expressed the hope that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed by the two countries on cooperation in the field of education, would greatly help in strengthening cultural linkages. He congratulated Mr Andrei Ermolovich on the successful completion of his tenure as Ambassador and expressed the hope that he would continue to promote Pakistan-Belarus relations.President Dr. Arif Alvi has also lauded the courage of Kashmiri people who have exposed the Indian brutalities in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K). In a tweet, he said undeterred by total shutdown of Social Media and torture, Indian brutalities will continue to be exposed in occupied territory. The President said these heroes have resisted Indian occupation despite rapes, plunder, killings and state sponsored terror. He further said that the steadfastness exhibited by these proud daughters of Kashmir is a real source of inspiration for all of us to continue our struggle against the illegal occupation of India. He said this imprisonment of our daughters constitutes a grave human rights violation, and international community is duty-bound to take up the issue with India and ensure the release of the prisoners of conscience.
According to a recent report, Two hundred ninety one Kashmiris including seven women were martyred as 16 months have completed to the unrelenting military siege imposed in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi-led fascist Indian government. A report released by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on completion of 16 months to military siege said at least 1,577 people were critically injured due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on peaceful demonstrators in the held territory.