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Iran plans research cooperation with China: Agriculture minister

Beijing, Iran's Minister of AgricultureJihad Mahmoud Hojjati said on Thursday that Iran will expand research and scientific cooperation with China.

Hojjati made the remarks Thursday in an interview with IRNA in China.

The Iranian agriculture minister arrived in Beijing late on Tuesday (July 23) for a fourday visit aiming to enhance economic relations in the agricultural areas.

Hojjati expressed hoped that research cooperation would open a new chapter for sharing knowledge and technology between Iran and China.

Prior to his travel to Beijing, Hojjati visited Ulaanbaatar and held talks with Mongolian officials on exchange of agricultural products.

As Hojjati said, Iran and Mongolia are to form a joint working group at a high level to draw a road map for practical cooperation.

Visit to agricultural projects is among the plans of Hojjati's China travel.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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