Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
An experts and technical advisors team from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will visit Iran in December, the FAO representative to Tehran, Serge Nakouzi said, the Fars news agency reported Nov. 30.
Nakouzi made the remarks during a meeting with Iran's Deputy Agriculture Minister Abdolmahdi Bakhshandeh.
The FAO delegation is scheduled to discuss the issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials, he said.
"FAO plans to boost bilateral cooperation with Iran as one of its influential members," the envoy added.
Earlier FAO announced that it is considering developing a comprehensive plan to address the water shortage problem in Iran.
The Islamic Republic is located in an arid zone and the country faces a serious water shortage crisis.
However, many experts believe that the current water shortage problem is a result of water resources mismanagement, rather than the drought.
The Iranian media outlets quoted Nakouzi as saying that if the Islamic Republic acts based on FAO plans, its water resources will be restored in a short period of time.
The FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva will visit Iran in early 2015.