Iran, Malaysia to Boost Agricultural Cooperation

Iran Materials 29 November 2006 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

(Fars News Agency)- Iran and Malaysia are to endorse a mutual agreement to expand their cooperation in the agriculture sector, head of a visiting team of Malaysian university professors said here on Tuesday.

Malaysian Puatra University professor Musa Abu Hassan told FNA that his country is seeking to benefit from Iran's valuable experiences and achievements in the promotion and development of human resources, reports Trend.

He further approved of Iran's plan for the guaranteed purchase of rice from farmers, saying that the plan has worked out well in bringing Iran to self-sufficiency in rice farming.

Abu Hassan, who is accompanying a 12-member team of Malaysian university professors on a visit to the rice farms of Iran's northern province of Mazandaran, said that Puatra and Tehran universities would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the exchange of technical know-how and university professors and students.

Following its tour of Mazandaran, the Malaysian delegation will pay visits to the various parts of Iran's agricultural sector in the provinces of Tehran, Golestan and Isfahan.

Meantime, director of the International Affairs department of the Agricultural Jihad Ministry, Ahmad Yousefi, said that an Iranian delegation is also due to pay a similar visit to Malaysia to exchange views and study the condition of the agricultural sector in that country.