Developing agri-sector: Pakistan, Argentina team up

Argentina is willing to assist Pakistan in establishing modern meat processing units, says envoy.


APP July 10, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Argentina will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of Sanitation and Phyto-sanitation to promote the agriculture sector and ensure food security. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat 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. 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. Bosan appreciated Argentina’s assistance to Pakistan and both sides agreed to explore areas for future collaboration.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2013.

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