US ambassador calls on Khusro Bakhtiar, discusses agri cooperation.


ISLAMABAD -- The United States ambassador to Pakistan Paul W. Jones along with a delegation called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar here in Islamabad on Tuesday, media reported.

Matters of mutual interest, bilateral ties, various areas and prospective potential for agro cooperation and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting.

Mr. Rey Santella, Agricultural Counselor and Mr. Jeff Goebel, Director of Rural and Economic Development Office USAID were also present in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Khusro Bakhtiar said that agriculture sector is vital for Pakistan's economy and GDP and we are looking forward for a healthy cooperation in agro sector for mutual benefits.

The minister further added that Pakistan has huge halal meat production and it can enter into the world market through U.S. support in terms of SPS and JVs can also be established to that effect.

He maintained, 'We are focusing on mutual collaboration by providing enabling platform in public sector.' Bakhtiar noted that the incumbent government has launched history's largest agriculture development program worth over Rs3 billion, which shows our commitment...

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