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Agricultural Cooperation With Portugal

Agricultural Cooperation With PortugalAgricultural Cooperation With Portugal

Expanding cooperation between Iran and Portugal in the areas of agricultural trade and technologies was discussed in a meeting between head of Agricultural Ministry’s International Affairs Department, Houman Fathi, and Portuguese Ambassador in Tehran Mario Damas Nunes on Sunday.

The Iranian official emphasized the need for exchanging animal and plant health protocols between the two countries, noting that signing the protocols would ease agricultural trade and other private sector activities, IRNA reported.

He highlighted investment opportunities in Iran’s agricultural sector following the nuclear agreement between Iran and major world powers in July. “Iran is capable of exporting fruit, dried fruit, vegetable, fish, shrimp and medicinal plants to Portugal,” he said.

The Portuguese ambassador welcomed Iran’s proposal for signing animal and plant quarantine protocols and said his country is willing to work with Iran in the trade of olives and animal products.