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  Sri Lanka to procure 300,000MT rice from Pakistan to meet domestic shortfall
   
 
ISLAMABAD, July 10 (INP): Led by Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Sri Lanka, Mr. Chinthaka S. Lokuhetti, a high level Sri Lankan delegation called on Secretary Commerce, Pakistan Mr. Mohammad Younus Dhaga and discussed the possibility of procurement of 300,000 MT rice from Pakistan to meet the domestic shortfall because of drought in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan side is looking to procure rice on government to government basis. The meeting was also attended by Chairman Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh. Secretary Commerce informed that considering it is the end of season, Pakistan will initially provide at least 25,000 MT rice to Sri Lanka on urgent basis. For the remaining quantities the trading arms of two countries i.e. Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) in Sri Lanka will discuss procurement schedule and price in September/October on the advent of new crop. Both sides also discussed about signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TCP and CWE, Sri Lanka counterpart in Sri Lanka for supply of other commodities as well such as sugar. INP/SB/AJ
 
 
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