US keen to expand agricultural trade with Pakistan: Ambassador
US keen to expand agricultural trade with Pakistan Ambassador.US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Bloom said on Wednesday that he looks forward to expanding agricultural trade between the two countries and building stronger ties.
The Ambassador met Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema in which matters of mutual interest were discussed.
The minister highlighted that Pakistan is facing challenges due to recent floods and rains. He said that the government’s priority is to recover as much agricultural land as possible and help displaced people resettle in their homes.
The American ambassador said that the people of America stand with Pakistan. Said that the US government is increasing the flood aid package for Pakistan.
He said that apart from aid. He is keen to expand agricultural trade between the two countries and build strong relations. Furthermore, he said that the US is considering allowing Pakistan access to the US beef market.
The ambassador also expressed interest in working with Pakistan in the agricultural sector. He said that America is looking forward to introducing high yielding technology of cotton seeds in Pakistan.
Welcoming this initiative, the minister said that cotton and dates were the most affected in the recent floods.
The ambassador said that the United States is committed to addressing climate change through resilience and mitigation measures. Highlighting that Pakistan is among the top 10 countries affected by climate change. He expressed interest in working together to tackle future challenges.