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Australia and Pakistan Collaborates in Agriculture

April 16, 2014

Australian High Commissioner Peter Heyward in a meeting with Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Engineer Sohail Lashari said on April 11 that Pakistan and Australia are authentic partners in agriculture sector since Pakistan has a prosperous agriculture tradition while Australia is world leader in agriculture research and innovation.

The High Commissioner beseeched the Pakistani farming community to utilize knowledge from the Australian expertise in the agriculture and livestock sectors in order to enhance their yield in these two areas. He was also leading a six-member delegation of Australian companies working in agriculture sector of Pakistan. Commissioner Heyward believed that Australia's experience and expertise combined with Pakistan's abundant natural endowments make a strong partnership. He further added that by joining hands, both the countries will enjoy a long standing friendship built on sharing knowledge and technology among each other and it will give vast opportunities for both the countries to cooperate and learn from each other in agri research and economics. LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari said that Pakistan is in dire need of bringing and initiating modern technology in the agriculture sector, and further affirms that knowledge as well as technology from developed countries like Australia can bring good results.

See the original news at http://www.lcci.com.pk/press.php?id=60 and/or at http://www.pabic.com.pk/news_detail.php?nid=39.