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Pakistan keen to deepen Agri cooperation with Uzbekistan: minister



ISLAMABAD, JUL 11 (DNA) – Federal Minister of Pakistan for National Food Security and Research. Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan has said Pakistan was keen to deepen cooperation with Uzbekistan in agriculture field.


He expressed these views during a meeting held that residence of Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furqat Sidikov. The meeting was organized in collaboration with Center for Global & Strategic Studies of Pakistan.


Both sides discussed perspectives of development of Uzbekistan-Pakistan relations in the fields of agriculture, food security, trade and scientific partnership.


Primary attention was given to the organizational matters of the next session of Uzbek-Pak Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economical and Scientific-Technical Cooperation. It was agreed that this upcoming session will be held in Tashkent till the end of this year.


Moreover, parties supported the idea of adding members of Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council to the composition of Pakistani delegation for the session of Intergovernmental Commission in Tashkent.


Also, Pakistani side agreed to deepen cooperation with Uzbekistan in the fields of cotton cultivation, transfer from Uzbekistan scientific inventions as well as to conduct joint scientific projects.


Moreover, it was mentioned that last year Uzbekistan became largest trade partner in Central Asia. Trade turnover between the two countries is increasing in dynamic manner.


During the meeting, Maj Gen Hafiz Masroor Ahmed, (Retd), Brigadier Abdullah Khan (Retd) and Lieutenant Colonel Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd) were also present.-DNA



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