Pakistan to support Maldivian agriculture

Pakistan has offered to support the development of agriculture in the Maldives by offering agriculture courses to students and expressing interest in the import of rice, fruit and garments to Pakistan.

Miadhu reports that Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, met with the Maldives High Commissioner Shehenaz Adam and proposed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the potential for trade between the two countries.

The Maldives is keen to diversify its economy, as it is almost exclusively dependent on the tourism and fishing industries