Azerbaijan, Iran define directions of co-op in agricultural sector
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Iran are ready to develop cooperation in agricultural sector, Heydar Asadov, Azerbaijani agriculture miniter, said.
He made the remarks on May 16 during the Azerbaijani-Iranian business forum in Baku.
"Today we discussed with the Iranian agriculture minister [Mahmoud Hojjati] the development of cooperation in many directions, including animal breeding, artificial insemination, import of new strains of cattle, plant cultivation, enhance the level of cooperation in the field of seed growing, establishment of relations at the level of research institutions, exchanges of personnel, the results of scientific works," said the minister.
Asadov noted that political relations between the two countries are at the high level.
"In the context of such political and economic relations, the development of agricultural sector should not lag behind, but should be adequate for intensively developing political ties," he added.
Relations of Azerbaijan and Iran in the agricultural sphere have recently received additional impetus, said Asadov.
"Five documents were signed between Azerbaijan and Iran, dozens of meetings were held that provided with a legal framework for cooperation in the agricultural sector," noted the minister.
He also added that a working group operates between the two countries that will help to implement the results of entrepreneurs' discussions within the ongoing business forum.