Iran, New Zealand to boost agricultural ties

TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – Iran’s Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati has announced the plan to develop cooperation between Iran and New Zealand in the agriculture sector.

Hojjati, who was speaking at a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Iran and New Zealand said “fortunately, a good deal of cooperation has been fostered between the two countries in the agriculture sector as well as in trade of goods and products.”

“Fruitful measures will be taken in order to strengthen relations between private sectors of the two sides and to exchange knowledge and technology with New Zealand,” highlighted Hojjati adding “also, plans will be made for good cooperation in areas of education, scientific research as well as emerging issues and capabilities of both countries.”

He went on to express hope that “the existing ties between the two parties in the field of livestock will continue.”

“The newly signed document pertains to numerous comprehensible agricultural arenas including commercial, educational, promotional ones as well as to strengthening the private sector and conducting joint ventures,” the official concluded.

 

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