Islamabad: (Parliament Times) A signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding was held at Republic of Korea between Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad and Rural Development Administration (RDA), Korea. The documents were duly endorsed with the signatures of Ambassador of the Republic of Pakistan, Ms. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch and the RDA Administrator Kim Kyeong-kyuon 06 August, 2020.
Mr. Omar Hamid, Secretary MNFSR, coordinated this coordination for promotion of R&D in agriculture He informed, with signing this MOU, both parties will jointly explore and coordinate in the development and extension of agricultural technologies through establishing the Pakistan Center of RDA’s Korea Program International Agriculture (KOPIA Pakistan Center), in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Chairman PARC, Dr. Azeem Khan informed thatPARC as the host Organization of KOPIA Pakistan Centre will ensure the availability of office space, laboratories, equipment,scientific, technological and administrative assistance which may be required for the Center’s work. While RDA, as the establisher of KOPIA Pakistan Center will provide financial assistance in implementation of projects. He further added that the Centre’s cooperative projects related to agriculture and livestock will not only increase the incomes of small farm-holders by improving their agricultural productivity but also provide assistance in training of Pakistan researchers, extension agents, community organizations and farmers at the RDA in Korea or at the Centre in Pakistan.
Efforts of Omar Hamid, Secretary MNFSR, in arranging this MOU ceremony between government of Pakistan and Korea is highly appreciated by Chairman PARC, Dr. Azeem Khan.