Pak-Nepal JWG on Agriculture holds meeting

September 24, 2013


Pakistan and Nepal Joint Working Group on Agriculture here on Monday agreed to exchange germplasm, agriculture mechanisation, bioremediation of sewerage and waste water and land resources. A five members Pak-Nepal Joint Working Group (JWG) on Agriculture held its first meeting and agreed to enhance co-operation in water management, bio-fertiliser, and fertiliser use efficiency, integrating alternative energy and high efficiency irrigation system.

The Nepalese delegation was led by Rajendra Prasad Adhikari, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Agricultural Development and the Pakistani delegation was led by Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan, Director General, National Agricultural Research Centre. The JWG also agreed to appoint concerned officials of the two sides as focal persons to establish regular communications between the two sides.

The Pakistani experts demanded to lift the ban on the export of poultry and its products to Nepal. It was mutually agreed that, in light of the recent bird flu incidence in Nepal, the issue will be discussed in due time in future. In this meeting it was unanimously agreed that agriculture co-operation between both the countries would be very fruitful in future. New areas for co-operation may be added through mutual understanding between the two sides and communicated through focal persons. The JWG decided to hold its next meeting in Nepal in 2014 on mutually convenient dates. Courtesy APP

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