Netherlands stresses expansion of agriculture co-op with Iran

April 17, 2019

TEHRAN- Netherlands Ambassador to Iran Jacques Werner stressed expansion of cooperation with Iran in the field of agriculture, ILNA reported on Wednesday.

Saying that European Union is still trying for establishment of a special financial channel for trade with Iran, the envoy expressed hope that such channel would strengthen ties between his country and Iran.

Agriculture sector in the Netherlands enjoys advanced technology and innovation which could be transferred to Iran, he said, adding, “We are trying to preserve our trade with Iran and share our experiences with this country.”

Referring to Iran’s potentials in agriculture sector, the ambassador said Iran is a big market with proper infrastructure for development of agriculture sector; so it is a good opportunity to set up joint activities between the two countries.

Werner also said that his country is ready to help Iran remove problems in terms of agricultural production and exports.France, Germany and Britain announced on January 31 the creation of INSTEX, a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate trade between European economic operators and Iran.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said INSTEX will support legitimate European trade with Iran.

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