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Iran, Pakistan to expand cooperation in agriculture, livestock trade

Tehran, Iran and Pakistan are to expand cooperation in agriculture, as well as livestock and meat trade.

Iran Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost and Pakistan Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan on Thursday discussed TehranIslamabad cooperation.

Per an agreement reached between the two sides, Iran will import livestock and meat from Pakistan as Pakistan will import its required items or goods from Iran.

Honardoost and Sultan also discussed problems with exchange of fresh fruits and cooperation in health, herbal, and cattle quarantine.

The Iranian diplomat also asked Islamabad to eliminate banking barriers.

Iran and Pakistan have cooperated in different fields in the past years despite banking problems.

Volume of exchanges in the current Iranian year of 1397 (beginning on March 21, 2018) rose by 42.3 percent to $1.324 billion compared to the previous Iranian year (1396) and by 13.2 percent compared to 1395.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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