Observer Report Beijing
The first information platform for China-Pakistan agricultural and industrial cooperation was launched, echoing the priority agenda of the second phase of CPEC, which is Pakistan’s agricultural and industrial development and improvement of social welfare.
Jointly initiated by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and China Economic Net (CEN), the platform will serve as a bridge between Pakistani and Chinese enterprises to enhance B2B cooperation.
According to Gwadar Pro, it will provide the latest news, research findings, and products in agricultural and industrial sectors, and share investment and cooperation opportunities for potential partners.
The platform, relying on its offline organization Pakistan-China Agriculture Corporation Exchange Center (PCACEC), will also organize forums, match-making meetings, and exchange activities for Pakistani and Chinese enterprises looking for business cooperation.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong said further agricultural and industrial cooperation between China and Pakistan will produce mutual benefits and win-win results for both countries.
He noted that the year 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations. Over the past seven decades, the two countries have always been trusting and supporting each other regardless of the ever-changing international and regional landscape.
“We stand ready to take this opportunity to work with the Pakistani government and people to enrich and deepen the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and continue to advance CPEC construction to bring more benefits to the two peoples.”Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque said the platform was important and momentous as Pakistan and China are celebrating the 70 years of establishment of diplomatic ties. He thanked the Chinese government and enterprises for their support to Pakistan in the agriculture sector and looked forward to the role of the platform in facilitating Pakistan’s endeavour in agricultural and industrial modernization.
Chairman of CPEC Authority Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa hailed the inauguration of the Information Platform as a “historic event”. He said, “it couldn’t be a better time to initiate the program when we are now entering into a digital era and the Pakistani government is embarking on a reform in the agricultural sector, expecting to learn from China’s experience and technologies to improve the added value of agricultural products.”
Asim also acclaimed the achievements of the early harvest programs of CPEC, saying the agricultural development is gaining momentum due to the solid foundation laid in the first phase of CPEC.