ISLAMABAD - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday (today) on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

This will be the third leadership level visit from Belarus and second by Alexander Lukashenko in 16 months, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The President of Belarus will be accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister and five Ministers including Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Industry, Agriculture, Education, Taxation and Revenue besides other high-level officials, it said.

Apart from official talks with the Prime Minister, the Belarusian President will hold meeting with the President Mamnoon Hussain.

A number of important agreements and Memorandums of Understanding are expected to be signed during the visit.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan and the President of Belarus will inaugurate the Fourth Pakistan-Belarus Business and Investment Forum on October 5.

A 23 member strong business delegation from Belarus is already in Pakistan to explore mutual beneficial business opportunities through business to business deals with Pakistani counterparts.

Bilateral relations between Pakistan and Belarus have progressed at a rapid pace over the last two years, the statement said.

“This visit is reflective of these growing ties and will provide impetus to further expanding bilateral relations in a range of areas including political, economic, trade, investment and other areas of mutual interest,” it said.