Pak-China Agricultural Cooperation Forum

Pak to adopt modern agricultural techniques: President Alvi


ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi says Pakistan should adopt modern agricultural techniques with the support of China to improve agricultural sector. Addressing Pak-China Agricultural Cooperation Forum here on Wednesday, he said we need to learn the techniques of efficient use of water in agriculture sector from China.


The President said with the active interest of farmers’ community joint research can be conducted for the production of good seeds. He said China can also help Pakistan to improve the livestock sector and joint ventures can be made for manufacturing of modern machinery. The President said that Pakistan wants to get benefit from the experiences of China in agriculture, harvesting and other agricultural sectors for further progress in the sectors of Pakistan.


He said Pakistan is producing value added productions in this sector including basmati rice and mango which are the most demanded in the world. He said Pakistan is a maturing country in agriculture and working hard to bring improvement in this sector.


Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Food Security and Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan said that Pakistan and China are time-tested friends which are being witnessed in the form of China Pakistani Economic Corridor Project. He said Pakistan and China will jointly work by Agriculture sector under the CPEC and Pakistan will provide all possible facilitation to Chines investors.


The Chairman Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam thanked China for its strong support to Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.  Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Chairman China Machinery Engineering Corporation Zhung Chun and others also addressed the event.


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