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Pakistan to host international cotton body meeting

WASHINGTON : The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) will hold its 75th plenary meeting in Pakistan in 2016, the Pakistani embassy in Washington said in a statement here.

The announcement was made after the ICAC Standing Committee accepted the country’s offer in this regard.

The ICAC is an association of governments of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries, and serves as a forum for discussion of matters of international significance, pertaining to cotton.

Its Secretariat is located in Washington DC.

Pakistan is a longstanding member of the ICAC. With the production of 2.08 million tons of cotton in  recent season, Pakistan has become the fourth largest producer of cotton in the world. With the mill use of cotton to the tune of 2.27 million tons, it is third largest, mill user of cotton, in the world.

Pakistan had earlier hosted the ICAC Plenary Meeting in Lahore in 1951.

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