News From : DagangHalal.com (04 Nov 2009)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov.4, 2009 (News Agencies) .
Malaysia has expressed its willingness to import rice and cattle from Pakistan and Malaysian delegation comprising official and private officials would visit Pakistan in December for the import of mango and other fruits, the Online News website reported.
The willingness was shown by Malaysian Agricultural Minister Haji Nooh Bin-e-Omar during meeting with visiting Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday.
Both the leaders during their meeting discussed in detail agriculture and agricultural industries, livestock and on the promotion of Halal food industry.
Malaysian Minister said Malaysian delegation would visit Pakistan soon and would hold meetings with Pakistani counterparts, while he would visit Pakistan next December and agreement-promoting cooperation in agriculture and livestock fields would be signed.
During the meeting, Qureshi said Pakistan produces high quality basmati rice in enough quantity, which is popular throughout the world due to its good taste and smell, while it has vast reservoirs of the rice for exporting it to Malaysia and there is no hurdle to disconnect its transportation.
Qureshi said Halal meat is being used in enough quantity and we have the international standard system for its processing and packing, through which severe scarcity of meat could be ended in Malaysian markets by providing freeze beef and mutton, while it can also import mango and other fruits of international standard.
He said Pakistan is the biggest country in the world of producing milk and its products, which neither could fulfill needs of Malaysian but could also improve Pak-Malaysian cooperation in this field regarding promotion of modern technology.