Iran FM, FAO representative meet in Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and new FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran Gerold Boedeker met on Monday in Tehran.

The two sides conferred on areas of mutual interest and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation.

Iran became a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1953. FAO office reopened in Tehran in 1992 after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The major thrust of FAO’s technical assistance to Iran has been in the areas of capacity building, policy and strategy development, crop production, livestock and animal health, fisheries and forest management, and, emergency and rehabilitation programmes, as reported by FAO official website.

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