Minister for National Food Security and Research warmly welcomes Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

Islamabad, December 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan warmly welcomed Mr. Ulugbek Rozikuloy, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan in his office today. A high powered delegation was accompanying the Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister who had a detailed meeting with their Pakistani counter parts.

A detailed discussion took place on areas of mutual interests including agriculture, agro machinery, processed food, dry fruits, fresh fruits, cotton, milk and its by-products and leather. MoU’s on mutual corporation and collaboration in these sectors were agreed upon to be processed and signed between the two governments at the earliest.

The Minister Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan informed the Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Ulugbek Rozikuloy that the above mentioned areas are of utmost importance to our country as being an agro based economy. 70% of our GDP is dependent on agricultural sector where as 45% labour of our country comes from agricultural sector. He also appreciated the exhibition being displayed in Serena regarding agricultural machinery of Uzbekistan.

The Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister informed the Pakistani head of delegation regarding the annual international exhibitions arranged in Uzbekistan on Textile, Agriculture and heavy machinery and also invited the team of experts of relevant fields to visit these exhibitions as and when they are organized. The high level meeting ended with mutual agreement on strengthening the ties in agriculture and relevant sectors between the two countries.

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