Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik said that Sino-Pak agricultural ties and joint efforts will help address the issue of food security and both nations can learn from each other’s experiences.
He was addressing participants of the 4th Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Sino-Pak agricultural forum arranged by the Institute of Horticultural Science at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF).
Provincial Agriculture Minister SM Tanvir, UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council Chairman Ghulam Muhammad Ali, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem and others also spoke at the Wheat Campaign Ceremony.
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Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik said that collaborative efforts and contacts between scientists from both countries will open up new avenues of progress and prosperity.
He added that the wheat campaign is a hallmark step in which students and scientists will interact with the farming community to advance agriculture on a scientific basis. Dr Malik further said that with organized agriculture, production can increase manifold. He added that valuable research is being done and new technology developed, however there is a need to transfer it among the farmers community.
SM Tanvir said that Pak-China ties began in 1951 and both countries enjoy brotherly relations in every field of life.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th2023.