By John Lee.
The Armenian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments, Emil Tarasyan (picture), has met with the economic attaché of Iran’s embassy in Armenia, Abas Ghorbani, to discuss the possibility of opening a “Halal” food office in Armenia.
According to a report from Hetq, the office would certify that food produced in Armenia, if meeting various standards, could be exported to Iran as halal — permissible according to Islamic law.
Tarasyan said that such a certification office would spur domestic production for export.
Ghorbani said that the Iranian embassy was interested to cooperate with Armenia and would take all measures to deepen relations between Tehran and Yerevan.