Pakistan can get share from EU markets: ambassador

FAISALABAD: Pakistan can get its share in European food and agriculture markets through trade by ensuring food safety measures.

This was stated by European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Lars-Gunnar Wigemark on Thursday while addressing a seminar on “Nutritional Therapies against the lifestyle disorders”.

It was arranged by National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture of Agriculture Faisalabad.

He distributed the certificate of post graduate diploma in food security and controls and visited the food product development contest.

He said the grant of the GSP-Plus showed the importance the European Union attached to its relations with Pakistan.

In addition to expanding and facilitating Pakistan’s trade with EU, GSP-Plus will also promote economic growth.

About the Pakistan agricultural produces, he said that the country was producing the delicious fruits and vegetables.

Pakistan was the agricultural country and majority of the people were associated with the sector, he added.

He said the adoption of food safety measures will pave the way for the development and progress of the country.

He said, joint efforts were afoot to develop the food safety measures mechanism in the county. He said after ban on Indian mango, the European markets were open for Pakistani delicious mango.

He called for collaborated endeavor to fight the challenges of the climate change which was the biggest threat. Pakistan was the one of victims, he added.

He said that amid decreasing water availability, it was vital to improve the water management system.

French Counselor for Cooperation, Development and Cultural Affairs Martine Herlem Hamidi, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and NIFSAT Director General also spoke on this occasion.