Meeting between His Excellency Andrei Metelitsa, Ambassador of Belarus to Pakistan and Prof Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore

On 2nd March 2021, Belarusian Ambassador His Excellency Andrei Metelitsa has expressed the resolve to promote bilateral relations with Pakistan and its universities through collaboration in various fields of mutual interest. He was talking to Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad during his visit to PU here on Tuesday. Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, deans of various faculties, Director External Linkages Dr Sobia Khuram, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future (PRCCSF) Executive Director Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, and others were present on the occasion. Addressing the meeting H.E Metelitsa stressed the need to promote academic relations among the universities of both the countries through exchange of faculty members and students and joint research projects. He said that art, culture and literature could play an important role in strengthening ties between both the countries. He said that Belarus also aimed at promotion of trade ties with Pakistan. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said that both the countries could benefit from each other’s potential in various fields. He said that PU would extend full support in promotion of relations with Belarusian universities. He also briefed the ambassador regarding recent achievements of Punjab University in international ranking of universities. Later, H.E Metelitsa presented Belarus’s national flag to the VC.