Oct 12, 2021, 2:35 AM
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Iran, Switzerland discuss agricultural cooperation

Tehran, IRNA – Head of Parliament’s Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Environment Commission said here on Monday that one of the existing mechanisms for increasing Iran-Switzerland trade ties is barter transactions so that "we could use Tehran-based Swiss firms’ capacities".

Mohammad Javad Asgari said in a meeting with visiting Swiss Parliament Speaker Andreas Aebi that the Iranian nation has a good mentality about Switzerland and know your country as a non-aligned state has managed to play a good role.

The two nations’ relations date back to 100 years ago and the two countries have managed to have good exchanges in various fields.

The Swiss Parliament Speaker Aebi, too, said in the meeting that he has many objectives in visiting Iran, including seeing into the revival and being implemented of the memoranda of understanding (MOUs) sighed during the past years.

“Switzerland is a country with lots of water resources and Iran has vast lands. Now if the conditions will be provided for agricultural cooperation very good things can happen. Swiss is well developed in animal husbandry and is a meet exporter country. Also, we have progressed noticeably is wood and tea exports,” he said.

Speaker Aebi said that the reasons for decreased trade transactions between Iran and Switzerland are definitely the coronavirus pandemic and the sanctions.

“55% of the Swiss nation’s requirements are produced inside their own country and the rest are imported,” he said, adding that Switzerland is interested in importing fruits from Iran.

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