Iranian Agricultural Jihad Minister Mahmoud Hojjati

MOU on veterinary health inked between Iran, Germany

TEHRAN- “Iran and Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in the field of veterinary health and medicine,” Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati told reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with the visiting German economic delegation in Tehran on Sunday.

“A special task force, comprised of Iranian and German officials is formed to vet expansion of further mutual agricultural cooperation,” the Tasnim news agency quoted Hojjati as saying.

An economic delegation including 20 top German officials headed by the country’s Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt arrived in Tehran on Sunday to confer bilateral agricultural cooperation and in particular future joint agro-venture during a two-day visit.

Germany has expressed eagerness to revive its joint bilateral relation in various economic areas with Iran as of the Asian country signed its nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with P5+1 in June, 2015.

The agreement, which led in removal of unfair anti-Iranian financial sanctions during the past months, has triggered many European countries, including Germany as one of the most prominent European economic powers, to compete for finding even a small share in the booming Iranian market.

During the past months, Iranian and German officials as well as businessmen have visited each other’s countries to investigate warmer future relations in different fields.

By Tehran Times