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Vietnam expects to export more agri products to Iran

Released at: 14:36, 17/07/2017

Vietnam expects to export more agri products to Iran

Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong (L) and Iranian Deputy Prime Minister Eshaq Jahangiri . Photo: Tasnimnews

Agriculture ministers from both countries meet in Tehran to discuss boosting exports from both.

by May May

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong met with the Iranian Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati in Tehran on July 15 within the framework of the 9th Vietnam-Iran meeting, where he told his counterpart that exporting agriculture products to Iran would enable Vietnam to access the Middle East and Central Asia.

The two discussed strengthening cooperation and investment by enterprises from both countries. They wish to coordinate the expansion of export markets for agricultural, forestry and fishery products from both countries in a sustainable manner.

In particular, Vietnam will export agricultural products such as bananas, lemons, pineapples, rice, mangoes, beef, pepper, cashew nuts, and coffee to Iran.

Conversely, Iran will export products such as sturgeon, salmon, other seafood, and dried fruit (dates, olives, and chestnuts) to Vietnam.   

The two Ministers also agreed to further promote cooperation between the two countries’ agricultural research and management units.

They also emphasized the strengthening of contacts between the two ministries to develop a comprehensive cooperative program, after which they will select certain products and introduce trade promotion measures.

They also expect to connect enterprises and localities in Vietnam and Iran as soon as possible.

Iran’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Eshaq Jahangiri, told the meeting he expects bilateral trade between Vietnam and Iran will reach $2 billion within the next few years.

He added that Iran is willing to meet the oil and gas demand of Vietnam as well as countries in Southeast Asia and will provide technical services in the field.

In March 2016, State President Truong Tan Sang paid an official visited to Iran, during which the two countries signed several agreements and announced plans to increase bilateral trade annually to $2 billion over the next five years.

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