Crop Biotech Update

Pakistan-China MOU to Develop Agriculture Sector, Biotechnology

February 11, 2015

A China-Pakistan Trade and Investment Symposium was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing on January 20, 2015. In his message delivered during the event, Pakistan's Ambassador to China Mr. Masood Khalid said that Chinese and Pakistani companies can work together to develop the two countries' agriculture sector, specifically biotechnology, which will help attain food security. Mr. Khalid urged the Chinese business community to explore Pakistan's vast market potential. There are products that should be considered, including cotton, rice, cereals, animal feed, fruits, and vegetables.

Lubna Pathan, Director General of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), said the event aimed at enabling participants from Pakistani business and investment community to interact with their Chinese counterparts to expand mutual cooperation and investment, explore opportunities and promote trade contacts. A framework memorandum of cooperation between Beijing Zhubang Commercial Center, Beijing International Economic and Trade Development Association and PBIT was also signed during the occasion.

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