KAZAKHSTAN AND PAKISTAN AGREED TO EXPAND AGRICULTURAL COOPERATION

Islamabad: Mr. AKAN RAKHMETULLIN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan called on Minister for NFS&R, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar here today. The two sides noted that agriculture is an important sector of both economies and future cooperation in this field may be explored.

A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of Agriculture may also be finalized for future cooperation in this regard. Other bilateral cooperation forum like Pak-Kazakh Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) may also be useful in this regard. Kazakh side appreciated the support of Pakistan side for establishment of Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS).

The meeting also discussed the issue of wheat availability in Pakistan and the probable assistance of Kazakhstan in this regard. It was further agreed that agricultural cooperation may be enhanced by more frequent coordination between the two sides in the areas of mutual interest.

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