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Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:55

Iran working on plans to export agro products to Russia via Azerbaijan

Iranian Agricultural Jihad Minister Mahmoud Hojjati in a meeting with Azeri Industry and Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev on Wednesday called on Baku to cooperate with Tehran in transiting its agricultural exports to Russia.


"Iran and Azerbaijan through cooperation can pave the way for export of Iran's agricultural products to Russia," Hojjati said during the meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran.

He noted that a delegation to be headed by an Iranian deputy agricultural Jihad minister will visit Azerbaijan soon to study mutual cooperation between the two countries in this regard.

Meantime, the Azeri industry and economy minister, for his part, pointed to Tehran-Baku relations, and said, "The Iranian and Azeri nations have historical bonds and we have many grounds for mutual cooperation."

He welcome Tehran's transit offer, and said Azeri companies are very experienced in transiting exports to third countries.

The Azeri industry and economy minister, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Iran on Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations with Iran in energy, oil, customs, agriculture, tourism and transportation.

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