Iran, Egypt to resume economic ties
Azerbaijan , Baku , Oct.20/ Trend F.Milad/
Iran and Egypt plan to resume their economic ties in near future, the Deputy Head of Iran Exports Confederation Seyyed Reza Noorani said.
"A delegation of Egyptian businessmen is currently in Tehran to discuss the possible ways of cooperation," the Fars News Agency quoted Noorani as saying.
"The Egyptians plan to import Iranian kiwi and apple, they have suggested to export citrus to Tehran," he added.
Iran plans to diversify the destinations of its agricultural product exports.
According to Noorani , Iran will send an agricultural cargo to Kuwait on Saturday.
The 160-ton cargo, mainly composed by fruits, will depart Bushehr port on Saturday, the Mehr News Agency quoted Nourani as saying.
Iran also plans to send other cargos to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain.
The value of agricultural product exports in Iran was $64.1 billion more than imports in the past calendar year, which ended on March 19, the agriculture minister Sadeq Khalilian said on Friday.
Khalilian did not mention specific values of exports and imports, but said that the exports included 77 million tons of farming crops, 18.3 million tons of garden products, 720,000 tons of fishery products, and 14.3 million tons of anima products.