Indonesia to begin agriculture cooperation program with Iran
After Uruguay recently sent a delegation to Iran to negotiate agricultural trade and technology agreements, another Southern Hemisphere country is about to embark on an agricultural cooperation program with the heavily-sanctioned nation.
Indonesia is on the verge of implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Iranian government in 2008, which will involve the exchange of agricultural information, experts, training and promotion, according to Antaranews.com.
Indonesia's Agricultural minister H. Suswono told Antara that his Iranian counterpart Sadegh Khalilian had recently visited the South East Asian country.
"The Iranian agriculture minister`s visit this time is intended to realize one of the agreements in the MoU, namely conducting the first phase of (sic) joint steering committee meeting," he was quoted as saying.
The joint steering committee's purpose would be to promote agroindustry in the two countries, handle water and land issues, conduct research, strengthen production and develop the husbandry industry, the story reported.
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