Punjab committed to promote cooperation with Spain in fields of agriculture, alternative energy


CM: Spain will provide technical assistance to increase cultivation of olive, citrus fruits

Spanish Ambassador Mr Jose Antonio De Ory Peral met Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, former federal minister Moonis Elahi and Hussain Elahi MNA at the Chief Minister’s Office on Friday. In the meeting, matters of mutual interest and increasing cooperation in various sectors were discussed and it was agreed to increase cooperation in commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors. Spain will provide technical assistance to increase the cultivation of olives, oranges and other citrus fruits in Punjab. Chief Minister Parvaiz Elahi said that cooperation will be promoted with Spain in the fields of agriculture, alternative energy, textiles, livestock and mass transit. We welcome the offer of technical assistance from Spain in various fields. We will provide all necessary facilities to the Spanish investors in Punjab.

There are immense opportunities for foreign investment in Punjab, he added.

The Spanish ambassador said that Chief Minister Parvez Elahi’s vision for the welfare of the people of Punjab is admirable. He also paid tributes to the Pakistani community in Spain. I appreciate the services of Chief Minister Parvez Elahi for the high quality of the Rescue 1122 service, he said.

The possibility of acquiring Spanish aeronautical technology to start an air ambulance service in Punjab and launching of Spain’s latest mass transit system in different cities of Punjab were reviewed.

Honorary Consul of Spain in Lahore Jalal Salahuddin, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Muhammad Khan Bhatti and chief secretary were also present.

Meanwhile the Spanish Ambassador Jose Antonio De Ory Peral and honorary consular Jalal Salahuddin, during their meeting with Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, praised the Rescue 1122 service which was started in his previous period and said that this project is an example in the world regarding emergency services.

He said that the establishment of the best emergency service like Rescue 1122 is a commendable step and Rescue 1122 emergency service is considered one of the best rescue services in the world. He added that Chief Minister Parvez Elahi’s vision for the welfare of the people of Punjab is commendable.

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