Azerbaijan ready to boost agricultural co-op with Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Azerbaijan is ready to boost cooperation with Iran in agriculture sector, the country's Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov said.
He made the remarks during a meeting with Iran's envoy to Baku, Mohsen Pak Ayeen, the Iranian embassy's press office told Trend April 5.
Referring to recent agricultural cooperation agreement signed between the two countries last February during the visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Tehran, Asadov said that Baku is ready to cooperate with Tehran in various fields of agriculture sector including research and training, soil and water, seed exchange and agricultural products' trade as well as boosting the cooperatives.
The two countries can widely cooperate in the field of agricultural products' import and export, the Azerbaijani minister said.
He also invited Iran's Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati to pay an official visit to Baku in the near future.
Pak Ayeen also said that the two parties are determined to boost cooperation in the fields of veterinary and agriculture.
Tehran and Baku have good potential in agriculture sector, and can exchange their capacities through mutual cooperation, Pak Ayeen added.
President Aliyev visited Tehran last February, which took place on the invitation of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. The high-level official visit resulted in conclusion of documents covering various areas of cooperation between Tehran and Baku.