China, Pakistan agree to strengthen agri-cooperation

Experts from China and Pakistan on Friday agreed to strengthen the agricultural cooperative partnership.

Speaking at the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Belt and Road Initiative Agriculture Cooperation and Exchange Conference held in Shanghai, Pakistan’s Consul General in Shanghai Hussain Haider said that Pakistan’s exports to China were increasing.

He cherished that export of rice to Beijing broke previous records during the first nine months of 2021.

He was of the view that the forum would help deepen bilateral partnership in agriculture, modernise Pakistan’s agriculture sector, alleviate poverty and improve the livelihood of the masses.

Shanghai Municipal Agriculture and Rural Affairs Deputy Director Ye Junping remarked that Pakistan and China were all-weather friends and stressed that CPEC had enhanced people-to-people links.

Liu Xiangdong, Deputy Director of Agriculture Trade Promotion Centre at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China, pointed out that a large number of Pakistanis was affiliated with the agriculture sector.

“Chinese technology companies can help Pakistani farmers improve production by using smart technologies and new techniques,” he said.