KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) — The public sectors
dealing in halal food in Malaysia and Pakistan are working towards
forging linkages to increase cooperation in the field of agriculture
and veterinary services.
Wajihullah Kundi, commercial counselor for the Pakistan High
Commission here, said a high level delegation from the Agriculture and
Agro-Based Industry Ministry and Veterinary Services Department was
currently in Pakistan to ascertain prospects for forging strategic
He said the effort was in line with the Malaysia External Trade
Development Corporation’s target to increase bilateral trade between
the two countries from the existing level of over US$1 billion to US$10
billion by 2015.
A delegation comprising of officers from the Agriculture and
Agro-Based Industry Ministry and Veterinary Services Department will
hold meetings with their Pakistani counterparts, Kundi said in a
statement here on Friday.
The delegation, he said, will also visit world-class
infrastructure established by the private sector in Pakistan, including
the Livestock Production Research Institute at Lahore and the Buffalo
Research Institute in Punjab.
“The delegation is expected to join and share their findings with
the ministerial level delegation of the Agriculture and Agro-Based
Industry Ministry which will visit Pakistan from Dec 14 to 17,” he