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Pakistan and China Collaborate to Build Intelligent Agriculture Systems

February 10, 2021

China and Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance agricultural cooperation and establish intelligent agricultural systems in Pakistan. According to China Economic Net, on behalf of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin Ul Haque signed the MoU with the China Aerospace Construction Group.

The MoU will also be instrumental in developing the fishery industry and shrimp farming in Pakistan.

During the meeting, Ambassador Haque and Gao Feng, Chairman of CACG, also discussed other possible projects for modernization of Pakistan's agricultural sector, which was a priority under the government's socio-economic development agenda for laying the foundations for sustained economic growth.

Meanwhile, Iqrar Ahmad Khan, former Vice-Chancellor of Agriculture University said that the Xinjiang-agriculture development model could help to improve cotton production in Pakistan.

According to Gwadar Pro, he was speaking at a live forum jointly organized by China Economic Net and Machinery Engineering Corporation of China to mark the launch of the China-Pakistan Agricultural and Industrial Cooperation Information platform.

For more updates on biotechnology in Pakistan, visit the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center website.

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