EAM Bakhtyar seeks Chinese expertise in agriculture

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – December 3, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The economic affairs minister (EAM) Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, in conversation with China’s ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong on Wednesday, said, “The agriculture is one of key sectors in Pakistan’s economy and that Pakistan and China are ought to deepen and expand co-operation in the agriculture sector under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) umbrella to enhance productivity and value addition.”

According to a press release, China’s newly appointed ambassador called on the EAM in the federal capital.

He hoped that CPEC’s 10th joint cooperation committee (JCC) will be successful and that the implementation of important socio-economic, energy, transport, infrastructure projects and the special economic zone (SEZ) development will be expedited.

EAM Bakhtyar appreciated assistance extended by the government of China to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

He underlined that Pakistan and China are strategic partners and that both countries support each other on the issues of their core interest.

It was discussed that the strategic partnership is ought to set the basis for strong economic partnership and that the CPEC is a transformational initiative in this regard.

EAM Bakhtyar congratulated the ambassador on his appointment to Pakistan and hoped that Pakistan-China ties will further deepen and strengthen based on his experience and professionalism.

During the meeting, Pakistan-China economic relations, cooperation in fighting Covid-19, CPEC and matters of mutual economic interests were discussed.

Chinese ambassador Rong appreciated the EAM’s support and expressed that Pakistan-China relations will grow further under the leadership of the two countries.

He conveyed government of China’s full support to CPEC and resolved that Pakistan and China are ought to further deepen cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral institutions.