Benefits of technology, experiences can take Pak-Uzbek trade to $300 million: PM

November 18, 2015

      SAMARKAND, Nov 18 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said Pakistan and Uzbekistan should benefit each other's technologies and experiences to take the bilateral trade to the volume  of $300 million.

      During his visit of the display centre of the heavy machinery including trucks, cotton and rice harvesters and planters, tractors and buses, the Prime Minister said Pakistan desired to enhance bilateral trade with Uzbekistan.

      Apprising Prime Minister Sharif, his counterpart Shavkat Mirziyayev said the harvesters produced by Uzbekistan were of far lower cost than those in international market.

      He said being an agricultural country, Pakistan would be needing this machinery so, the country should benefit Uzbek experiences.

      He also showed the Prime Minister a harvester for third and fourth picking of cotton that picks the crop by differentiating whether it is ripe or not.

      He suggested that Uzbek trade minister could visit Pakistan to test the displayed machinery on ground there to prove their proficiency and powerfulness.

      Prime Minister assured the Uzbek counterpart that his government would keep in touch with them to benefit the technology. 

      He lauded the efficiency of the machinery and said he was impressed by the tractors and cultivators.