ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan Donald Blome held a meeting with the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss matters of mutual interest.
Tariq Bashir Cheema welcomed the ambassador and appreciated the cordial relations between the two Countries.
The minister said that Pakistan is facing challenges due to recent floods and rains.
“Our priority is to recover as much agriculture land as possible and help the displaced people to resettle back to their homes,” he said.
Donald Blome said that apart from the assistance, he looks forward to expand agriculture trade between the two Countries and build stronger relations.
The ambassador said the US is considering allowing Pakistan access to the US beef market. He also expressed his interest to work with Pakistan in agriculture sector.
The envoy said that the US is looking forward to introduce high-yield cotton seed technology in Pakistan.
The federal minister welcomed the initiative and said that in the recent floods cotton and dates were the most affected crop.
Donald Blome said that the US has substantial commitment to the address the climate change through resilience and mitigation measures.
“Pakistan is among the top 10 Countries affected by the climate change,” he said.
The ambassador showed interest to work with the Pakistan’s government to address the future challenges.