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Tehran, Kuala Lumpur Ink MoU in Rice Research Field

Feb 18, 2024, 5:28 PM
News ID: 825706
Tehran, Kuala Lumpur Ink MoU in Rice Research Field

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute to promote long-term cooperation in the rice research field.

EghtesadOnline: During a visit by a Malaysian agricultural delegation to the research institutes of Iran’s agricultural sector, AREEO chief Mojtaba Khayyamnekouei said that senior officials of the two countries are determined to broaden their cooperation in the fields of trade and economy.

The two countries are expected to upgrade their cooperation in various fields in the agricultural sector, the deputy minister of agriculture emphasized.

Khayyamnekouei further noted that the average rice consumption in Malaysia is about three times that of in Iran.

Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture is ready to launch cooperation with Malaysia in the field of rice research, he added.

It is expected that the relations between Iran and Malaysia will expand in various agricultural sectors especially in the fields of education, research and extension of agriculture, the AREEO chief noted, Mehr news agency reported.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khayyamnekouei announced the launch of a joint production line in producing vaccines for aquatics in Malaysia.

The organization is ready to cooperate with Malaysia in the field of research activities on the livestock production, he added.

He termed the organization as the largest and leading agricultural research organization in the Middle East and noted that it benefits from the cooperation of more than 1,800 scientific personalities.

For his part, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Malaysia Mohamad Sabu said that the two countries have high potential in the field of agriculture and can boost their bilateral cooperation in the this field.

Malaysia is ready to establish cooperation with Iran in producing modified chicken and pineapples and also the cultivation of rice, he added.

Cooperating  in the field of development of investment opprunities, launching joint research cooperation, expanding cooperation in implementation of the joint research projects were of the main topics discussed between the two parties. / Tasnim

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