CM, Dutch ambassador discuss partnership in different sectors

PESHAWAR: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Pakistan Henny Fokel de Vries met Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur here on Thursday.

They discussed collaboration in different potential sectors as well as matters related to Afghan refugees, prospects for partnership in various sectors including agriculture, livestock, water resources, tourism and energy were discussed in details in the meeting.

The dignitaries also agreed to float viable proposals for enhanced mutual cooperation in the identified potential sectors as well as to implement the proposed plans in this regard.

The chief minister said developing agriculture and livestock sectors on modern lines is one of the top most priorities of his government; it is need of the hour to effectively utilize the modern technology in order to enhance the agricultural and livestock production in the province, and the provincial government would welcome the cooperation of Netherlands’ government in this regard.

He said that his government is already working on the various projects aimed at putting these potential sectors on modern lines, which will prove to be a milestone achievement in addressing the long-standing issues of food security not only in the province but also in the country.

“Incumbent provincial government is also ready to impart quality education and technical trainings to Afghan refugees living in the province, in collaboration with the relevant international institutions/agencies, with the aim to enable them to earn livelihood.”

Talking on this occasion, the ambassador said that the manner in which the people and government of KP have hosted Afghan refugees for the last several decades is truly commendable.

She said the government of Netherlands is also interested to have partnership with the KP government in the potential sectors including livestock and agriculture.

She added that the mutual cooperation in these sectors will prove to be very beneficial for both the governments.

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