Lahore - The government of Russia and government of Pakistan signed a protocol for facilitating export of Kinnow, Rice and potato in a ceremony held at local hotel of Lahore. Six member Russian delegation is on an official visit to Pakistan and will visit rice, kinnow and potato producing areas of Pakistan. i.e. Sargodha, Bhalwal  etc.

The Head Of Plant Protection Department Dr Mubarik from Pakistan and Mr Alexandr Andreevich, Head of Plant Protection Department Russia has signed the protocol. The senior officials of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Mr Sher Afghan Khan DG TDAP Lahore, Mr Baqir Hussain, Salman jamil represented the government of Pakistan at the ceremony.

The leading exporters , representatives of Food Security and Research Department and representative of  Pakistan Horticulture Company also attended the event. The exporters are hopeful that it will not only boost the export in these three products but will also open new avenues for trade between two countries.