News From : DagangHalal.com (08 Jan 2010)
Pakistan and Malaysia are working on a wide ranging collaboration in Agriculture and Veterinary sectors including formation of a Joint Working Group on meat, rice, orange and mango, providing technical assistance in the import of genetic material and services of veterinary experts and consultants to Malaysia and sharing Malaysian experience in Establishment of Halal Food Certification System in Pakistan.
This was stated by the High Commissioner of Pakistan Lt. General (Retd) Tahir Mahmood Qazi after holding an extensive meeting with Director General, Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia, Dato Dr. Abd Aziz, in Kuala Lumpur, says a message received here Monday.
The High Commissioner said that various understandings were reached during the meeting including support of the Government of Malaysia to Pakistan in attaining Halal Meat Standardization and Certification to meet international requirements, technical assistance to the Government of Malaysia in the import of genetic materials including live animals, animal semen and buffalo management and private-to-private sector interaction for export of Nili-Ravi buffalo & Sahiwal cattle to Malaysia.
Mr. Qazi said that the progress made on signing of MOU between the Buffalo Research Institute and Department of Pakistan and Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) of Malaysia and conducting Joint feasibility studies to develop an MOU for provision of services of veterinary experts/ consultants on best management practices on raising and breeding of Nili-Ravi buffaloes imported by Malaysia were also reviewed.
He said that that Pakistan also sought technical assistance from the Government of Malaysia for development of cool chain for dairy, meat and fisheries in Pakistan the High Commissioner said that both sides agreed to increase collaboration between two countries in the area of research and exchange of scientific knowledge through signing of an MOU between the Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). Exchange of experts, researchers and students in various fields of agriculture and livestock development, and technical cooperation in the field of research and development including production of biologics and veterinary pharmaceuticals were also agreed upon during the meeting, the High Commissioner added.