Iran's minister in Russia to foster agricultural ties
Iran's Minister of Agriculture-Jahad Kazem Khavazi at the head of a delegation arrived in the Russian capital on Thursday morning to hold talks on ways to widen bilateral cooperation in agriculture, IRNA reports.
Upon arrival in Moscow, Khavazi told reporters that his visit is aimed at expanding agricultural cooperation and exchanging technical knowledge.
Iran and Russia enjoy considerable agricultural capacities that can be used for further cooperation, the minister said.
He went on to say that he will meet with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Patrushev to review potential areas for development trading agricultural products.
Visit to fishing sectors in Russia and meeting with members of Iranian companies active in Russia are among Khavazi's Moscow plans.
Russia annually imports 20 billion dollars of agricultural products.
Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali says that problems for infrastructure of dispatch of products is the main obstacle to Iran-Russia trade.