Chinese Ambassador reiterates the commitment of China for the development and prosperity of Pakistan

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Ambassador of Peoples Republic of China to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Yao Jing reiterated the commitment of China towards a developed and prosperous Pakistan during a meeting with the Chairman of Saylani Welfare Trust of Pakistan Mr. Bashir Farooqi and the Chairman of Giga Group of Companies Haji Muhammad Amin Giga Pardesi on September 03, 2020 in Islamabad. President of ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro was invited as a technical expert by the parties.  

Purpose of the meeting was to explore the possibilities of support to Saylani Welfare Trust by Chinese Government and Chinese Companies active in Pakistan as well as the Chinese philanthropists. During the meeting, Saylani Welfare Trust gave a presentation about the Trust and their numerous programmes including the programme for the rural farming communities, followed by discussion by the Chinese Ambassador. President ECOSF, Prof. Soomro was specially invited to assist the Saylani Welfare Trust in discussing possible technical support from the Chinese side.

The Ambassador made it clear that the Embassy of China works with the Government of Pakistan (GoP) at Government level (G2G collaboration); and if GoP officially introduces a project of Saylani Trust, they can extend the requested support in terms of seed, fertilizers, farm machinery, field vehicles or hospital equipment and/or ambulances. The Ambassador also agreed to introduce Saylani Welfare Trust of Pakistan to Chinese companies active in Pakistan for any direct support from them.

In addition, a project of Sweet Sorghum cultivation and ethanol production by the Giga Group of Companies was discussed with the Ambassador who provided guidance to the Company’s leadership. Professor Soomro shared with the Ambassador the on-going scientific collaboration between the ECOSF and some Chinese Institutions and sought continued support and assistance of the Chinese Embassy in the on-going and new projects in the field of capacity building in agriculture. To which the Ambassador was positive and assured to send his Agriculture Commissioner to visit ECOSF and further discuss the possibilities in detail.

In the follow-up of the above meeting, Dr. Gu Wenliang Agricultural Commissioner of Embassy of China in Islamabad called upon President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro at his office on September 07, 2020 on the direction of the Chinese Ambassador. During the meeting, possible options were discussed to work and promote cooperation in the field of Agriculture between Pakistan and China.

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