Iran begins honey exports to S Africa

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TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) – An Iranian official says that interactions with a representative of South Africa at Iran’s Chamber of Cooperatives yielded in the deal to export Iran’s honey to the African country.

“The export of the honey produced by Iranian beekeepers cooperatives to South Africa is one of the results of having the commerce attaché of this country in the meetings of the agriculture commission of the Chamber of Cooperatives,” said Alireza Banaiefar, the Director of the International Affairs at Iran’s Chamber of Cooperatives on Sunday.

“Developing trade relations with 7 countries is on the top of the agenda, considering that the representatives of Brazil, India, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Malaysia, and South Korea are present at Iran’s Chamber of Cooperatives,” reassured the Iranian official.

The Director of the International Affairs at the chamber recounted that more than 100,000 cooperatives have been registered with a total number of 12,000,000 members which provide services to more than 40,000,000 people. He also highlighted that the cooperatives are active in more than 120 fields of agriculture which makes the sector attractive for investment.

The official affirmed that the active presence of the commerce attaché of South Africa in the technical meetings of agriculture commission increased interaction between Iranian beekeepers and fruited in the export of Iran produce of honey to South Africa. Beekeepers managed to sell their sweet, sticky wares, using this opportunity,” he said.

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