The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will assist Pakistan in increasing the cultivation of date palm through innovative ideas.

The two countries have inked an agreement that would provide an opportunity to Pakistani farmers to increase the cultivation of date palm through innovative ideas.

Pakistan and the UAE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, aimed at boosting agricultural innovation and research related to development and promotion of various aspects of date palm cultivation and related industry.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence of the UAE. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE Faisal Niaz Tirmizi and Dr Abdelouahhab Zaid, general secretary, Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective governments.

The MoU will help in promoting joint cooperation and sharing of expertise between the two sides. It will also provide an opportunity to Pakistani farmers to increase the cultivation of date palm through innovative ideas.

Being one of the pioneers, the UAE will provide technological support to Pakistan to increase date palm cultivation as Pakistan’s rich topography presents immense potential in this sector. Pursuant to this MoU, the First Pakistan International Date Palm Festival 2024 will also be organized.


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2024-02-28

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