Iranian Province to Boost Agricultural Exports to Azerbaijan

Iranian Province to Boost Agricultural Exports to Azerbaijan
TEHRAN - Governor General of West Azerbaijan Province Mohammad Mahdi Shahriyari, in a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Republic of Azerbaijan, said that the Iranian province is ready to increase cooperation with Baku, specially in exporting agricultural products.

ImanNews.com - Shahriyari said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran puts priorities on expansion of relations with its neighboring countries and Azerbaijan Republic is not an exception.

He made the remark in a meeting with Azeri delegation who are now visiting West Azerbaijan Province of Iran.

Iran and Azerbaijan share abundant historical, cultural and religious commonalities and Iran is very serious to further expand ties and cooperation with Azerbaijan, he said.

West Azerbaijan is ready to broaden scope of cooperation in many fields such as export of agricultural products, he said.

Azerbaijan Province of Iran will spare no efforts to broaden all out cooperation at joint venture and exports of products to Azerbaijan, he added.

Iranian agricultural products are of high values and the province is ready to export its products, mainly grapes and apples to world markets as well as Russia, he said.

Earlier on Thursday, Azeri Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov said that trade exchanges between the two countries have increased to $400 million over the past nine months to December 21 from $257 million in 2017

Asadov made the remarks in a meeting with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in Baku.

The top parliamentarian called Iran and Azerbaijan as two friendly states, saying that there exist good conditions for deepening ties based on historical, cultural and religious commonalities.

He underlined the political resolve of the two countries’ leaders for boosting cooperation, and said that the two countries’ presidents have met 12 times over the past five years and the talks focused on national interests of the two nations.