Chinese Agricultural Commissioner honoured with Global Ambassador Award
As a public diplomacy initiative, the Diplomatic Insight Group organised the 4th Global Ambassadors Award Ceremony to acknowledge the services of ambassadors and diplomats, heads of international organisations, businessmen for the promotion of the people-to-people communication, business, trade, and constructive bilateral relations with their respective states and missions.
As a result of outstanding contribution towards building Pakistan’s strong partnership on agriculture with China, on behalf of the people of Pakistan, the Diplomatic Insight Group conferred an award to Dr Gu Wenliang, Agricultural Commissioner, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan. This was a humble tribute to his hard work and commitment to promoting agriculture cooperation especially as we are in the second phase of CPEC.
Owning a PhD in Agronomy in 2012, from Hainan University, China, with a major in Plant Molecular Genetics, Dr Gu Wenliang is the perfect person to be the Agricultural Commissioner at the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Pakistan.
Initially, he served as a Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences from 2012 to 2019 and then works as the Agricultural Commissioner at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
In Pakistan, he has focused on the agricultural exchange and cooperation between the two countries, promoting close ties including chambers of commerce, research institutes, and businesses groups, and implementing agricultural cooperation projects under CPEC.
Along with it, promoting agricultural trade has always remained the prime objective of Dr Gu Wenliang. From promoting the export of Pakistani rice, mangoes, citrus, and aquatic products to China, addressing policy barriers in the inspection and quarantine of agricultural products like onions, potatoes, cherries, dried chilli peppers, and dairy products, connecting agricultural traders from both countries, he has worked tirelessly.
In the end, his efforts for facilitating agricultural investment cooperation must not be left unnoticed. He has worked days in and out for building the China-Pakistan agricultural and industrial cooperation information platform to facilitate bilateral investment in the agricultural sector.
He has also devoted himself to coordinating Chinese enterprises to implement development projects on contract farming and FMD free zones in Pakistan, and connecting Pakistani companies with Chinese companies in the areas of seed, pesticides and fertilizers, mechanisation, irrigation, and food processing.