Development of cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan in
the field of joint production of cereals,
Aquaculture and trading of agricultural produces
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Iran and Kazakhstan
expressed their willing to expand mutual cooperation in the field of joint
production of cereals, aquatics and trading of agricultural produces and
the Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad, Mahmoud Hojati disclosed in a meeting with
the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, examining
the possible ways for interactions between the two countries and removal of
"We are ready to put up for exchanging agricultural commodities, which are
needed by the two sides.
Hojati elaborated on the two countries’ desire for
further cooperation in trading major products such as barley, red meat,
light/heavy livestock, oilseeds, dairy products, chicken and eggs.
Hojati also said: " Fisheries and aquaculture deserve one of the areas of cooperation between the two countries, and given the substantive water resources capacity in Kazakhstan, Iran, as the largest producer of fresh-water fish, is prepared to export such products as well as planting for aquatic raising in Kazakhstan”.
At the same time, Minister of Agriculture- Jahad pointed out his readiness for technical and educational support and provision of rice seed for cultivation in Kazakhstan's arable lands and revealed: "We produce about 2.3 million tons of rice per annum in the country and we can apply for its cultivation in Kazakhstan and transferring paddy to Iran.
"Currently, the private sector has grown 4 rice cultivars in 100 hectares of Ghizel Urda lands, being a prosperous project in Khazakhstan", Hojati added.
In the meeting, Oshar Mirza Khmatov, Kazakhstan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, emphasized on development of bilateral collaboration on red meat, animal products, as well as resolution of quarantine issues and derivation of new ideas for trade development.
“Iran can transfer its experience in the field of agro-crops self-sufficiency to Kazakhstan.” He confessed based on his thought on Iran’s gains on national self-sufficiency in key agro-crop requirements.
At the same time, Mirza Khamatov called for creation of a “Joint Working Group” for expansion of mutual agricultural ties and elimination of bottlenecks in the field of trade and banking interventions.