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Joint Discussions Held on Prospects for Pakistan Dairy Sector

03 February 2017

NETHERLANDS & PAKISTAN - FrieslandCampina CEO Roelof Joosten and Chairman of Engro Corporation Hussain Dawood met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to jointly discuss possible opportunities to develop Pakistan's dairy industry through knowledge transfer and provision of nutritious value-added products, among others.

Mr Joosten along with Mr Dawood highlighted the need to explore partnership opportunities with the government to bring Pakistan's local dairy industry at par with international standards and contribute to the development of the dairy sector.

Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif commented on the occasion of the meeting: "We believe this transaction will be instrumental in positioning Pakistan as an attractive investment destination for global companies and encourage others to follow.

"I am hopeful that this partnership will allow the Pakistani population to enjoy a wider array of affordable, high-quality dairy products for a healthier Pakistan.

"Improving the well-being of millions of our farmers is a cause that Pakistan has been focused on since its inception.

"I am convinced that this partnership will create tremendous long-term value for our dairy farmers."

FrieslandCampina's Partnership with Engro Foods Pakistan

Mr Joosten commented: "The partnership with Engro Foods will accelerate FrieslandCampina’s Route2020 strategy.

"I am really looking forward to working closely with Engro Corporation, Engro Foods and the Pakistani authorities on elevating the Pakistan dairy sector to provide healthy and nutritious dairy products for the people of Pakistan.

"This will contribute to the development of the whole country, benefiting consumers and the dairy industry alike."

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