MULTAN: The South Korean ambassador to Pakistan, Ambassador Choong Joo Choi said on Tuesday that South Korea can extend co-operation to Pakistan to strengthen its agro-industrial base in southern Punjab by providing modern plants to add value to crop products.
Ambassador Choi was addressing a gathering of industrialists and businessmen at the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
The industrialists drew Ambassador Choi’s attention to the strict rules and regulations imposed by the South Korean government for the import of mangoes and termed them a hurdle to their export to South Korea.
Ambassador Choi asked the industrialists to submit their proposals in writing so that they could be conveyed to the South Korean government for consideration.
He hoped that next year might witness an increase in export of south Punjab mangoes to South Korea.
Ambassador Choi said his government was already cooperating with Pakistan in agriculture, health and other sectors through the Korean Development Assistance System and Korea Overseas Cooperation Agency.
He said South Korea was a big market with a variety of opportunities and added that those who wished to make business contacts should not hesitate to contact the embassy in Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2013.
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