Pakistan to help Bangladesh grow wheat, cotton |
Pakistan will help Bangladesh to grow heat resistant wheat and sort duration cotton under an agriculture cooperation agreement between the two countries.
This was disclosed when Pakistan Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Khaleda Zia at her office yesterday.
The Pakistan agriculture minister has been visiting Bangladesh as a follow up of the agreement signed between the two countries during the last visit of Khaleda to Islamabad.
Under the agreement Bangladesh will help Pakistan in fish and vegetable farming.
Cooperation in irrigation, water management, sugarcane farming and livestock development were also discussed in the meeting.
The Prime Minister welcomed the Pakistan minister and said exchange of such visits will make bilateral cooperation meaningful and effective.
She requested the minister to convey her best wishes to the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Agriculture Minister MK Anwar, Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Siddiqui and Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh Aiyaz Khan were present.