Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is going on a two-day visit to Kazakhstan from Tuesday, on the invitation of President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev.

The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, according to Radio Pakistan. During the visit to Astana, the prime minister will hold meetings with President Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Karim Massimov. A number of agreements and MoUs were expected to be signed, during the visit.

Leaders of both the countries will discuss bilateral relations and exchange views, on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister’s visit to Kazakhstan is reflection of his vision, to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with Central Asian Republics.

The two countries share common views, on major regional and international issues and cooperate closely in multilateral forums, including the UN, SCO, ECO and OIC.

The relations between the two regional countries are based on mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region.