Strong cultural bonds between two countries also guarantee deep, cordial bilateral ties in other fields: Pervaiz Rashid

Islamabad, May 25, 2015 (PPI-OT): Strong cultural bonds between two countries also guarantee deep and cordial bilateral ties in other fields like economy, trade and defence. Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said this in a meeting with Boris Svetlov, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus who called on him here Monday.

Information Minister said that Pakistan has a rich and diversified cultural heritage and would like to further extend and enhance cultural cooperation for the mutual benefit of both countries. He said that Pakistan highly values its relations with Belarus and expressed satisfaction that both countries enjoy a warm and a cordial relationship. He also underlined that both countries should promote and encourage the development of cultural cooperation on the basis of reciprocity in accordance with the laws and rules existing in their countries.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that Pakistan is one of the most investor friendly countries in the world today as all its sectors are open for foreign investment in diverse fields. He also emphasized the need of enhanced people to people contacts and exchanges of cultural visits to learn from each other experiences and best practices. He said that exchange of cultural delegations would further help in understanding each other’s cultural traits and values.

The Minister said that cultural heritage of Pakistan is spread over centuries and the government is committed to preserve this treasure for future generations. He said that cinema and film industry in Pakistan is revived again which is evident from the production of recent quality films. Pervaiz Rashid added that the dubbing of Pakistani films in the language of Belarus would indeed provide an opportunity to the people of Belarus to know the culture of Pakistan.

Three MoUs in the field of culture and Information would be inked during the visit of the President of Belarus in Pakistan, Pervaiz Rashid told the Belarus Culture Minister. Boris Svetlov also briefed the Minister about the cultural potential and activities of Belarus and expressed his deep desire to further strengthen cultural ties between two countries.

The Belarus culture minister said that there was great scope to increase cultural exchanges between the two countries as it would help further promote people to people contacts. The Information Minister assured his cooperation and appreciated the efforts of the Republic of Belarus in preserving their cultural heritage.

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