Uganda eyes increased agricultural coop. with Iran

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) – Vincent B. Ssempijja, Uganda’s Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, called for increasing cooperation with Iranian companies in different fields of agriculture.

In a Friday meeting with Iranian ambassador to Uganda Seyed Morteza Mortazavi, Ssempijja said that his country enjoys fertile soil, abundant water resources, and low-cost workforce, adding that Iranian companies can cooperate with Ugandan firms in different areas including mechanized agriculture, construction of new irrigation systems, establishment of modern livestock centers, construction of agricultural processing factories, and marketing and exporting of agricultural products.

Mortazavi, for his part, touched upon the capabilities of Iranian companies and called for the adoption of measures which would facilitate the presence of companies in Uganda.

He also passed on the message of Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati to the Ugandan minister, inviting him to visit Iran and get acquainted with achievements of Iranian knowledge-based firms in the field of agriculture.

Ssempijja accepted the invitation, saying that he is eager to see Iranian companies’ achievements.

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