Climate change, food security major challenges for developing countries: Minister

GENEVA: Minister for Commerce Pervaiz Malik has said that factors like access to newer technologies and focusing on rural economy are essential for providing a level playing field to farmers and agriculture exporters from small countries.

He said this while speaking at the World Trade Organization Public Forum in Geneva.

According to Radio Pakistan, the Minister said climate change and food security are major challenges for developing countries.

During his visit to Geneva, the Minister also held a roundtable meeting with ‘Friends of E-Commerce for Development’ a group of developing countries led by Pakistan and Costa Rica.

Pakistan, Tajikistan emphasize restoration of peace in Afghanistan for benefit of region

DUSHANBE: Pakistan and Tajikistan have emphasized restoration of peace in Afghanistan for the benefit of the region.

The demand was made at a meeting between Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security Nasser Khan Janjua and Tajik Defence Minister Sherali Mirzo and his Tajik counterpart Abdurahim Qahhorov in Dushanbe.

According to state-run media, both sides expressed satisfaction at the bilateral economic and trade cooperation and expressed hope that Tajikistan’s connectivity with Pakistani seaports through CPEC will bolster the bilateral trade.

The Tajik side appreciated Pakistan’s immense sacrifices in the war against terror and the successes it has achieved over the last few years in this regard.