China offers Pakistan joint ventures in Halal Food industry

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China offers Pakistan joint ventures in Halal Food industry






BEIJING,
Apr 28 (APP) : China has invited Pakistan for joint ventures in Halal
Food for the common benefit of the people and to promote Muslim
commodities in Europe and various Islamic countries.

The
Vice Governor of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Li Rui said while
replying to a question at a press conference held here at the Great
Hall of the People Monday to brief the media on upcoming International
Halal Food and Muslim Commodities Festival and Ningxia Investment and
Trade Fair.  The annual Fair will be held from September 10-13 in
Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia on the occasion of celebrations
of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Li
invited the Pakistani enterprises to visit the upcoming exhibition and
hold negotiations with Chinese counterparts to establish joint ventures
and enter business agreement to meet the need of Halal food products,
specially beef, chicken, meat of Pakistan.

In this connection, he pointed out that China is ready to establish business contacts with the Pakistani counterparts.

He said by establishing contacts the enterprises of both the countries would be able to share their experiences.

“This
year, Ningxia is striving to make the festival and trade fair a brand
with local characteristics by further broadening its scale, raising its
level, making close contacts with Muslim regions and countries, thus
making Ningxia to hold China’s front position open to Muslim
countries”, he observed.  He pointed out that Malaysia is the top most
importers of Halal Food products, followed by Thailand, Kuwait,
Bahrain, UAE, etc.  The Vice-Governor said that Ningxia food would be
available to the Pakistani brethren in very competitive prices as we
have international flights available for the quick export of the Halal
Food.

Last
year, he pointed out US$ 100 million worth of Halal Food products were
exported to different countries and this year we have the target of US$
1.5 billion.

He said in China there are 20 million people who keep traditional eating habit of Halal Food.

The total population of Muslims throughout the world is about 1.5 billion, taking up of the world’s total.

He pointed out that the annual trade value of Halal food in the world market is about US$ 150 billion.

The
Vice-Governor Li who himself is a Muslim said that Ningxia has reached
an agreement on mutually accepting the Halal certification with
Malaysian Halal certification authority.

The
Press conference was largely attended by both foreign and  domestic
journalists, diplomats and senior officials from different embassies of
Muslim countries stationed here

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