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Pakistan to export potato, cherry, wheat to China, confirms Chinese ambassador

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  1. Dubious

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    Yao Jing, the Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, has said that China is interested in enhancing its import of potato, cherry and wheat from Pakistan.

    The ambassador met Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan on Friday and discussed bilateral trade and cooperation in different sectors, including agriculture and livestock.

    Jing said that his government will formally invite Pakistani experts to monitor the Chinese expertise in hybrid rice seed production.

    Speaking on the occasion, the federal minister said that Pakistan and China were members of various organisations, including Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

    The minister said that China produces food for 20% of the world’s population and imports a large quantity of food for its population.

    China is the fourth largest export market of Pakistan, he said, adding that it was heartening that both countries have signed free trade agreements which has facilitated bilateral trade.

    https://www.samaa.tv/news/2019/01/p...y-wheat-to-china-confirms-chinese-ambassador/
     
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    China to import potato, cherry, wheat from Pakistan :Chinese Ambassador

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    ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing here on Friday said that China was interested to enhance its import of potato, cherry, wheat besides increasing its investments in other sectors of economy to further cement the bilateral trade and investment relations between both the countries.

    The Ambassador of China called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan and discussed the matters relating to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in different sectors of economy including agriculture and livestocks.

    The Ambassador said that Chinese Government would also formally invite Pakistani experts to monitor the hybrid rice seed expertise of China and monitor the facility to enhance its local output of the crop and promoting its exports.

    Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister said that Pakistan and China were members of various organizations and being member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Pakistan had endorsed agreement on cooperation in agriculture between the governments of the member states of the organization.

    China, he said produces food for 20 percent of the world’s population and it also imports huge quantity of food for its population.

    China was a strong force in South Asian region and CPEC opened up new venues of cooperation between two friendly neighbors.

    The minister said that China is the 4th largest export market of Pakistan, adding that it was heartening that both countries have signed free trade agreement (FTA) which has facilitated to expand bilateral trade.

    He further said that the Prime Minister’s visit in the first week of November, 2018 was very important as both sides signed (MoU) also on agriculture cooperation has also been signed on the same occasion followed by Chinese delegation’s visit to the Ministry of National Food Security.

    Federal Minister Mehboob Sultan said that government was moving ahead to collaborate in achieving foot and mouth disease free zone and a memorandum of requirements for the establishment of FMD free zone is currently negotiated by both sides.

    He added that we believe in ease of doing business and if we collaborate for the elimination of FMD it will boost our meat export to China.

    Mehboob Sultan extended his invitation to Chinese experts to visit the three districts of Punjab which are identified as FMD free zone.

    He also expressed his desire that both countries in coming joint Working Group meeting, to deliberate upon working on establishing FMD vaccine plant in Pakistan with the Chinese assistance; and move towards self reliance in the subject.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/4...cherry-wheat-from-pakistan-chinese-ambassador
     
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    That's good but we need to improve export of value added products, tomatoes potatoes mangoes oranges etc. aren't going to fix our trade imbalances
     
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  4. Hakikat ve Hikmet

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    Drops of water make into a sea...
     
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    I think Pakistan is alien to the word value added...I have been saying that since 2012 and still this idea hasnt come in the minds of those responsible :(
     
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  6. Dil Pakistan

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    The whole world is facing a food shortage in the next 10 to 20 years.

    Pakistan should improve its agriculture base to export fruits, vegetables, grains etc.
     
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    The Chinese are our brothers and sisters

    :china::pakistan::china::pakistan::china::pakistan::china::pakistan:
     
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    correct. i have yet to see mango purees from your country but instead only ones on the market I have come across are from locally here or india.
    dried mango strips? fetches a good price everywhere.
    dried tomatoes, tomato sauce you name it.
     
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    Finish goods! That's where the value is Pakistan.
     
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    This will earn us a grand total of 100-200 million dollars.... iskay achaar dalian gaye?