News ID: 313404
Published: 1045 GMT May 27, 2021

Iran's agriculture minister in Russia to promote bilateral cooperation

Iran's agriculture minister in Russia to promote bilateral cooperation

Iran's Minister of Agriculture Kazem Khavazi arrived in the Russian capital on Thursday morning at the head of a delegation to hold talks on ways to widen bilateral cooperation in the field of agricultural activities.

Speaking upon his arrival in Moscow, Khavazi told reporters that his visit is aimed at expanding agricultural cooperation and exchanging technical knowledge, IRNA reported.

Iran and Russia enjoy considerable agricultural capacities that can be used for further cooperation, said the minister.

He added that he is meet with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Patrushev to review potential areas for development of trading agricultural products.

While in Moscow, Khavazi is to visit Russia’s fishing sectors and meet with members of the officials and staff of the Iranian companies active in that country.

Russia annually imports 20 billion dollars of agricultural products.

According to Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali, infrastructural problems in the field of dispatching of agricultural products is the main obstacle on the way of promoting Iran-Russia trade.

Resource: IRNA
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