Kyrgyz business community wants to import agricultural products from Pakistan (sent)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan, Ulanbek Totuiaev, visited Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Tariq Bashir Cheema on Wednesday in Islamabad.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the trade potential of agricultural products between the two countries.
Ambassador Ulanbek Totuiaev said Kyrgyzstan’s business community is keen to import agricultural products from Pakistan, especially mangoes and kinnows. As they look forward to tapping into the Pakistani market by exporting their agricultural products, he added.
Tariq Bashir Cheema said officials from both sides can discuss the required facilitation and build the required framework for trade between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. He said he was interested in fully utilizing the trade potential with Kyrgyzstan in agriculture and animal husbandry.
The Federal Minister instructed relevant officials from the Ministry of National Food Security and Research to assess potential avenues for boosting trade and cooperation with Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz Ambassador Ulanbek Totuiaev has invited Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema to participate in the upcoming joint working group to be organized by the Ministry of Commerce to enhance regional economic trade between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, to explore options and the means of ensuring food security in the two countries.
Tariq Bashir Cheema said Pakistan will take all necessary measures to ensure food security in the country.
Ambassador Ulanbek Totuiaev informed that the government has recently changed in Kyrgyzstan which is actively pursuing the direction of growth in agriculture, science and technology and education. He said that many opportunities for fruitful cooperation exist between the two countries.
Kyrgyz Ambassador that Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan share friendly relations based on strong historical ties. He said there was a significant number of Pakistani students studying in universities in Kyrgyzstan.
The minister said Pakistan highly values its relationship with Kyrgyzstan and hopes it will grow stronger over time.