Tehran, Minsk sign agricultural deal: TCCIMA

Iran and Belarus signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for expanding cooperation in the agricultural sector, according to a report by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA).

Drafted under the framework of the two countries’ Joint Economic Committee, the MoU was signed on the sidelines of a visit of a Belarusian delegation to Tehran, headed by the country’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Ivan Ivanovich, IRNA reported.

According to Dmitry Koltsov, the ambassador of Belarus in Tehran, practical steps have been outlined in the MoU for the development of relations between the two countries in the field of agricultural and food exchange.

Meanwhile, Ivanovich underlined the direct communication between businessmen and traders of the two countries as a basis for the two sides to get to know each other and learn about their mutual opportunities and capacities for cooperation and the expansion of commodity exchanges and joint investment.

The Belarusian delegation also attended a business forum, held by the TCCIMA, to explore ways of expanding mutual cooperation with the Iranian private sector in the fields of agriculture and food industry.

This is the second MoU signed between Tehran and Minsk over the past six months.

In November 2022, the two sides signed an MoU for expanding cooperation in the agricultural sector during a visit of the Iranian Deputy Agriculture Minister Abbas Asgarzadeh to Minsk.

The agricultural delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by Asgarzadeh traveled to Minsk to hold the second working group of the Iran-Belarus Agricultural Cooperation.

During his visit to the European country, Asgarzadeh met with Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Ivan Krupko and discussed ways to further expand cooperation between the two countries.