Pakistan and Australia have signed Memorandum of Subsidiary Arrangement for Developing Competitive and Inclusive Value Chain of Pulses in Pakistan. The project, to be implemented in three years, will identify and analyze barriers, opportunities and options for developin pulses production.
The agreement was signed by Secretary Economic Affairs Division Noor Ahmed and Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson in Islamabad on Monday. Improvement of pulses value chain will support Pakistan Government’s agriculture development vision. Contributions from the Government of Australia will be A$ 478,825 and Pakistan will contribute in kind at an estimated value of A$ 158,171.
Earlier Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to enhance the trade volume up to 300 million dollars. Both countries have underscored need for greater communication network to realize trade potential between the two countries. The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev, in Islamabad.
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