July 08, 2020: Ambassador of Japan Matsuda Kuninori has shown keen interest in developing mutual agricultural research and importing Basmati rice from Pakistan in order to further strengthen bilateral trade between the two countries.
He showed the interest during a meeting with Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam in Islamabad.
They also discussed ways and means to enhance mutual cooperation in different sectors.
Fakhar Imam stressed the need for enhancing mutual cooperation in the transfer of technology from Japan particularly agricultural machinery.
He asked for providing market access to Pakistani citrus in Japan based on historical trade of citrus fruit with China, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Iran.
Matsuda Kuninori mentioned that Pakistani mango was more fragrant and showed interest in the export of Basmati Rice from Pakistan.
Pakistan exported 3847 thousand USD of Basmati Rice last year to Japan.