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US plans to expand agriculture trade with Pakistan

US plans to expand agriculture trade with Pakistan

US plans to expand agriculture trade with Pakistan

USA Ambassador Donald Blome called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema.

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ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan Donald Blome called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Federal Minister Cheema welcomed the Ambassador and appreciated the cordial relations between the two countries. He said that Pakistan is facing challenges due to recent floods and rains.

“Our priority is to recover as much agriculture land as possible and help the displaced people to resettle back to their homes,” he said.

Donald Blome said that the people of the United States stand with Pakistan. He said that the US government is increasing the flood assistance package for Pakistan.

The ambassador said that apart from the assistance, he looks forward to expanding agriculture trade between the two countries and build stronger relations. He said the US is considering allowing Pakistan access to the US beef market.

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Ambassador Blome also expressed his interest to work with Pakistan in agriculture sector. He said that the US is looking forward to introducing high-yield cotton seed technology in Pakistan.

The federal minister welcomed the initiative and said that in the recent floods, cotton and dates were the most affected crops.

Blome said that the US has substantial commitment to address climate change through resilience and mitigation measures.

“Pakistan is among the top 10 countries affected by the climate change,” he said. He showed interest to work with the Pakistan’s government to address the future challenges.

 

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