KOREA, PAKISTAN AGREE TO ENHANCE BILATERAL COOPERATION IN AGRICULTURE SECTOR

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ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – A delegation of the Republic of Korea headed by the Rural Development Administrator (RDA), Mr. Hur Tae-woongcalled on the Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 3, 2021 at the PM Office. The high level representation from both sides included the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Mr. Suh Sangpyo, Foreign Minister Mr. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Mr. Jamshed Cheema, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Mr. Syed Fakhar Imamwere present to discuss matters of Agricultural Cooperation.

The AeroponicPotato Seed production, establishment of Technology of Fodder Crops and ChilliProduction projects by the RDA were appreciated by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister assured of his government support for smooth implementation of the projects. The SAPM apprised the Prime Minister on current outcomes and opportunities in agricultural cooperation between both countries.

The Prime Minister commended Korea-Pakistan Exchange and Cooperation on the advanced technical assistance through KOPIA in Pakistan and hopes for their further collaboration.The opening ceremony of KOPIA Pakistan Center was held on August 4, 2021.

Two countries will work together on the development of customized technology in the fields of small agri-machinery, agricultural inputs, and protected agriculture, in order to modernize the agricultural sector of Pakistan. The bilateral cooperation will make a great contribution to support Pakistan’s food security goals.