Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived in Astana on Tuesday on a two-day official visit to Kazakhstan.
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani is the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to undertake bi-lateral visit after sixteen years when Shaheed visited the country in 1995.
The Prime Minister is expected to hold discussions on wide range of subjects pertaining to trade‚ commerce‚ science and Technology‚ peaceful use of nuclear energy‚ prospects of exporting cement for the booming construction sector in the country.
The Prime Minister will also discuss to assist the host country in the field of agriculture in which Pakistan has fairly done well in the different facts of agriculture engineering.
The issue of Afghanistan is also expected to come up because its resolution holds the key of stability and prosperity not only of the Central Asian Republics but also of the countries of the South Asia. The Prime Minister is likely to discuss the scope of intelligence sharing to counter terrorism. Pakistan may invite Kazakhstan‚ the host country‚ to invest in TAPI (Turkmenistan‚ Afghanistan‚ Pakistan and India)‚ an agreement for gas pipeline among the countries.