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India-Iran agree to increase cooperation in Agriculture

NEW DELHI: On the sidelines of the FAO conference in Rome on  Monday,  Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh met the Agriculture Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Mahmoud Hojjati.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to make efforts to enhance cooperation in the field of agriculture particularly to boost trade in various commodities of mutual interest including rice, wheat, oilseeds.

Also both sides discussed to strengthen cooperation in agricultural research, mutual capacity building, technical collaboration in fisheries, cooperation in seed and fodder development.

It was agreed that efforts would also be made to put in place an institutional framework to improve cooperation in the field of agriculture between the two countries.


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