Iran, Ghana keen to promote cooperatives cooperation

Iran Materials 16 January 2007 16:09 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran and Ghana here Tuesday stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation among their cooperatives.

Iranian Minister of Cooperatives Mohammad Abbassi met with Ghana's Minister of Food and Agriculture Ernest Debrah.

"Economic and agricultural cooperatives are good venues for initiating expansion of all-out cooperation between Iran and Ghana in the near future," Abbassi said.

He expressed Iran's readiness to cooperate with Ghana in all fields, saying "establishment of the two countries' joint will commission will start the ball rolling towards regular bilateral cooperation."

Pointing to the great economic and agricultural potentials of Iran, he noted that economic and agricultural cooperatives in Iran have been highly successful, reports Trend.

"Iran enjoys high potentials in various agricultural areas. It has established a reputation in the production of strategic agricultural commodities such as wheat with its rich experience, knowhow and technology."

The Iranian minister urged the two states' cooperatives and unions to do their utmost to increase their cooperation with those in foreign states, African countries in particular.

He also called for exchange of information and expansion of cooperation in the economic, scientific, technical, industrial, agricultural, trade and energy fields.

Debrah, for his part, said Iran has carried out successful experiments in the agricultural and economic fields, and voiced his country's willingness to have regular contacts with Tehran.

Iran and Ghana can bolster their bilateral cooperation through establishment of a joint commission and conclusion of agreements in the agricultural and trade fields, he said.