Iran, Malaysia Ink MoU to Bolster Cooperation in Agricultural Fields

Iran, Malaysia Ink MoU to Bolster Cooperation in Agricultural Fields

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Iran and Malaysia on developing and deepening bilateral relations in various agricultural sectors.

In a meeting held between Iran’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture Seyed Mojtaba Khayyam Nekouei and Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Malaysia Mohamad Sabu on Sunday, the two sides emphasized expanding and deepening mutual ties in the field of agriculture and transfer of technical know-how and technology.

Setting up joint research centers for tropical fruits, exchanging genetics of fresh fruits, providing suitable opportunities in the fields of watershed management, fisheries, gardening and irrigation and also holding short-term training courses as well as joint training workshops were were among the most important topics discussed between the Iranian and Malaysian officials. 

Khayyam Nekouei said on the sidelines of the meeting that Malaysia needs many fruits such as apples, kiwis and oranges and Iran has the capability of exporting these fruits to this country.

He said the trade balance of the country will considerably improve with the implementation of the MoU.

Khayyam Nekouei added that Malaysia has good experience in the field of halal products and it was agreed that the two countries will forge cooperation in the field of halal products as well.

Malaysian minister of agriculture, for his part, said that the high technical know-how and expertise of Iran should be used in various fields, especially in the cultivation of rice in the form of hydroponics and in raising poultry and caviar.

Malaysia is keen on expanding trade exchanges and transactions of agricultural products, Mohamad Sabu added.

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