Iran to Import Russian Beef

Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Tehran and Moscow have signed a protocol whereby Iran allows import of frozen Russian beef to the Islamic Republic.

In a statement on Tuesday, Rosselkhoznadzor said Iran’s Veterinary Organization has endorsed a protocol on Russian frozen beef supplies.

“The coordination of the protocol is in fact the official Iranian market opening for Russian beef producers,” the statement read, Sputnik reported.

According to Rosselkhoznadzor, Iran has also plans to import Russian fish products in the near future.

In November 2015, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tehran and Moscow are resolved to increase trade to $3-4 billion over the next 3 years.

In the same month, Russia President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Iran, and signed seven agreements and MoUs with his Iranian counterpart to boost mutual cooperation.

Tehran and Moscow plan to boost mutual trade turnover from the current $1.7 billion to $10 billion.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence; BBC News)

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