ISLAMABAD :  Pakistan and Argentina have great potential to enhance cooperation in agriculture sector for achieving mutually beneficial results, said Rodolfo Martin Saravia, Ambassador of Argentina while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He said Argentina is strong in meat production could provide modern technology to Pakistan for quality meat production with modern line slaughter houses and end to end supply chain solutions. He said Halal meat is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and Argentina could send its experts to help Pakistan meat industry for reaping its full potential in Halal meat market.

Rodolfo said Argentina could also support Pakistan with technology transfer and expertise for agriculture development and increasing per acre yield, which has great impact for Pakistan's economy. He said 50-60 companies of Argentina are participating in Gulf Food 2014 Expo being held at Dubai from February 23-27, 2014 and stressed that maximum number of Pakistani entrepreneurs should attend that Expo.

Both President ICCI and Argentinean Ambassador were of the view that Pakistan's close proximity to the lucrative market of Middle East remains untapped for export of food, dairy and meat products. Improving the standards, quality, hygiene and packaging which Argentina can help Pakistani exporters with, can result in up to 5 times gains to the current rates of returns for the Pakistan economy and help improving the balance of payment deficit of the country.