Azerbaijan calls for Expansion of Agricultural Ties with Iran

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev hailed the growing trend of bilateral ties between Tehran and Baku in diverse fields, calling for enhancement of bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture as well.

Iran and Azerbaijan are “brothers” and “friends” and should increase their cooperation in agriculture and farming industry, Aliyev said in a recent meeting with Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati in Baku.

Expressing satisfaction over the good relations between the two neighbors, he said the political leadership of two nations has been making efforts to further enhance the mutual ties.

Hojjati, for his part, welcomed the measures taken in the past years to bolster the relations between the two neighbors.

He also submitted the Iranian president’s message of greeting to his Azerbaijani counterpart.

During the meeting, the two sides also exchanged views on investment in the agriculture sector and construction of joint production units.

Iran and Azerbaijan have accelerated efforts in recent years to forge closer partnership in various areas.

In February, the Azeri president paid an official visit to Tehran, during which the two sides signed eleven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements to promote mutual cooperation in a range of fields.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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