Call to develop agriculture through newer technologies

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GENEVA – Minister for Commerce and Textiles, Pervaiz Malik has emphasised the significance of agri commerce and agribusiness for creating nations like Pakistan that derive their livelihoods predominantly from agriculture.

Whereas talking on the WTO Public Discussion board occasion organized by FAO and UNIDO, the minister burdened the significance of creating agriculture by means of entry to newer applied sciences, specializing in the agricultural economic system, integration of agrarian nations into world and regional worth chains and offering a degree taking part in subject to farmers and agriculture exporters from small nations. He additionally highlighted the importance of local weather change and meals safety for creating nations as main challenges.

Throughout his go to to Geneva, he additionally held a roundtable with the Mates of E-Commerce for Growth (FEDs), a gaggle of creating nations led by Pakistan and Costa Rica, and mentioned issues surrounding connectivity and infrastructure for creating nations, and the attainable outcomes on this space for the upcoming MC-11 WTO Ministerial Convention in December.

The minister, together with a delegation of Parliamentarians from Pakistan, Siraj Khan – Chairman of the Nationwide Meeting Standing Committee on Commerce, Senator Saud Majeed, and Senator Syed Tahir Mashhadi) additionally met a Parliamentary delegation from the EU Parliament comprising Bernd Lange, Helmut Schulz, Mrs Inmaculada Rodriguez-Pinero Fernandez, and Mrs Emma McClarkin for a dialogue on issues of bilateral significance, primarily GSP plus. The Minister defined the advantages to Pakistan and EU from the enhancement of bilateral commerce because of GSP plus and appreciated the efforts of the EU on this regard. He additionally showcased the progress made by Pakistan in social growth together with the progressive work on social and labour rights within the nation.

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