Iran and Belarus sign agriculture letter of cooperation
Islamic Republic of Iran Agricultural Jihad Minister and Belarusian Republic Minister of Agriculture and Food Stuff in Minsk, Friday.
According to the IRNA correspondent in Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran's Embassy in Minsk reported that the letter of agreement was signed following negotiations between the Iranian Agriculture Minister Sadeq Khalilian and his Belarusian counterpart Simon Shapiro.
Training technicians and experts, cooperation in agricultural machination and machinery, animal husbandry and race improvement, joint scientific and research activities in production of medicine and vaccines are some of the topics of the bilateral cooperation letter of understanding.
The two sides meanwhile agreed to finalize a quarantine and plants preservation letter of agreement within a six month period.
Khalilian and Shapiro had also on Wednesday in a meeting surveyed the ground for agricultural cooperation, emphasized the need for implementing the formerly reached agreements, and surveyed the fields for further cooperation.
Iran and Belarus relations are vast and still expanding in economic, commercial, energy and industrial fields.
The two countries' presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Alexander Lukashenco had on last Thursday in a phone talk emphasized the need for fast implementation of the reached agreements, completion of the joint projects, and activation of the entire existing potentials at both countries at the service of further expansion of bilateral ties and cooperation.