Sindh CM, French envoy discuss enhanced cooperation in agri-research, water supply

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Nazir Siyal

                KARACHI, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and French Ambassador Nicolas Galey discussed mutual cooperation in agriculture research and possibility of France’s support for water supply and RO plants technology for Karachi.

French Consul General in Karachi Alexis Chahtahtinsky was also present in the meeting, a statement issued here on Thursday said.

The CM Sindh said that provincial government was working hard to meet the water requirement of the megalopolis of Karachi by installing RO and desalination plants to convert sea water for drinking purposes and it desired to benefit from

French expertise in water supply systems and RO and desalination plants.

The French ambassador said that he would support the Sindh government by bringing experts from France to guide and support the provincial government for developing a workable and decent water supply system, including the installation of desalination plants.

The CM and the visiting diplomat also discussed cooperation for the introduction of new agricultural technology.

The French ambassador said that their agriculture university was doing a wonderful job in agricultural research and the same was being applied in the field.

The chief minister said that close cooperation between the Tando Jam Agricultural University and the Agriculture University of France may be developed and it would help the provincial government in adopting new research trends and their applications in the field.

The chief minister and the ambassador also agreed to work together to develop dairy industry in the province with modern methods.

Separately, Ethiopian Ambassador Jemal Bekar called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and discussed the possibilities of mutual trade between Pakistan and Ethiopia.

He said that their government was presently importing medicines from Karachi, which could be further enhanced in other commodities.

The chief minister appreciated the ambassador’s efforts for enhancing trade and assured him of his support and cooperation.