Iran to import live sheep from Romania via Turkey
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21
Iran is to import livestock from Romania to the West Azerbaijan Province through Turkey, while the province is to expand agricultural ties with Azerbaijan.
Governor of West Azerbaijan Mohammad Mehdi Shahriari told Trend about a recent trip of an Azerbaijani trade delegation to Iran.
"Azerbaijan Parliamentary speaker visited the province two months ago and recently a group of businessmen and academics visited and held negotiations about apple exports and other agricultural products," said Shahriari.
"The Azerbaijani tradesmen have also noted the high quality of agricultural products from West Azerbaijan Province and expressed readiness to exports these products specially apple and grape to foreign countries including Russia," he added.
He went on to add that fortunately, there has been good connection established, so it is expected that Azerbaijan would evaluate the market of West Azerbaijan Province, and export the province's exports to former Soviet countries, including Russia and Belarus.
"The West Azerbaijan Province has usually remained on the sidelines of diplomatic meetings between Iranian, Turkish or Azerbaijani officials, but after Azerbaijan Parliamentary speaker Ogtay Asadov's visit to Iran, there were discussions on joint cooperation in agriculture and industry sectors," Shahriari noted.
He added that various delegations from Turkey's provinces have also visited West Azerbaijan Province and the connections were established.
Shahriari also mentioned that Iran is set to import live sheep from Romania to West Azerbaijan Province through Turkey's port of Trabzon next week.