Karachi, 13 August 2023 (TDI): The first international agricultural exhibition was held in the financial capital of Pakistan from August 10 to August 12, 2023.

At the invitation of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), a representative delegation from Kazakhstan, composed of employees from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and entrepreneurs working in the fields of agriculture, food production, trade, and catering services arrived at the event.

The leading Pakistani producers of agricultural and food products were represented at the exhibition; the Kazakh delegation became acquainted with the products of these companies, the technologies and other relevant information.

Delegates took part in seminars covering topical issues related to customs regulation, logistics, regional interconnectedness, the development of production capacities, dairy production, and horticulture opportunities. They also participated in sessions on investments in the agricultural and food sectors.

During the B2B meetings, negotiations were held with Pakistani companies on establishing cooperation, importing manufactured products to Kazakhstan, and promoting domestic goods to the Pakistani market – which ranks fifth in the world by population, with 241 million people.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, H.E. Yerzhan Kistafin, participated in an interactive session organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan and the largest state logistics company, National Logistics Cell, for the delegation of Kazakhstan; during which practical matters aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture were discussed in detail.

In addition, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the meat processing complexes of Pakistan, where they gained direct insights into the production process and the technologies employed.

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According to the members of the Kazakh delegation, Pakistani products are of great interest to our region and are expected to be in high demand among regular consumers.

The agricultural sector of Pakistan contributes 22% of GDP while providing 37% of jobs in the country. Pakistan is a leading producer and exporter of agricultural products such as mango, rice, guava, dates, citrus fruits, and potatoes.

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