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Yao Jing—the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan has said on Friday that China is interested in enhancing its import of potatoes, cherries, wheat other than increasing its investments in other sectors of the economy for further strengthening the bilateral trade and investment ties between the two nations.

The top Chinese envoy called on to Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan—Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research and they discussed the matter about promoting bilateral trade and cooperation in the various sectors of the economy which includes both agriculture and livestock.

Jing informed that the government of China would officially be inviting the Pakistani professionals and experts for monitoring the hybrid seed expertise of China and to look after the facility for enhancing its local yield of the crop and enhancing its exports.

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While conversing on the occasion, the minister said that Pakistan and China were the members of the different organizations and being the member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Pakistan have given endorsement deal on the cooperation in agriculture between the member countries of the organization.

He said the China produces food for nearly 20 percent of the world’s population and it also imports enormous quantity of food for its population.

The minister said that China is the fourth largest export market of Pakistan, he further added that it is good to see that both the nations have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) which has also helped in expanding the bilateral trade.

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