Pakistan, Argentina to boost co-op in agriculture


July 11, 2013

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan and Argentina will sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of Sanitary and Phytosanitary to promote the agriculture sectors for ensuring food security.

This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Sikandar Haycat Khan Bosan while talking to Ambassador of Argentina Rudolph J. Martin Saravia who called on him here Wednesday.

The minister appreciated Argentina’s technical and research assistance in ensuring food security and enhancing agricultural productivity in the country. He also appreciated Argentina’s efforts in facilitating of export mangos and citrus from Pakistan to Argentina while both sides also agreed for exploring future collaboration in various areas.

Pakistan has a large capacity to design and manufacture the seed processing plants and small agricultural equipments of various models which can be exported to Argentina, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Argentina said that Pakistan has a great potential in meat export and his country was willing to assist Pakistan in establishing modern meat processing units. He said that his country will also initiate a programme for exchange of agriculture production technologies for crops like sunflower, linseed and fruits. Courtesty APP

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