European agriculture, rural development commissioner due in Tehran

November 7, 2017 - 18:49

TEHRAN- European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan will enter Tehran on Friday on the head of a high-ranking delegation.

The delegation comprises 70 members including some officials from Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission as well as representatives of some renowned companies from different European countries, the portal of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) quoted Kaveh Zargaran, the chairman of TCCIMA’s Committee for Agriculture, Water and Food Industries, as saying.

The delegates are scheduled to discuss possible spheres of cooperation in joint investment, exports and imports, transfer of technology, and training courses with the Iranian sides in an Economic Forum to be hosted by TCCIMA’s Committee for Agriculture, Water and Food Industries on Saturday, November 11, Zargaran announced.  

He said visiting a number of food production, animal husbandry and greenhouse units as well as some chain stores on Sunday has been planned for the delegates in order to make them acquainted with Iran’s capabilities in these fields.
Underlining the tendency of European Commission’s member states to broaden ties with Iran in agriculture and food sectors, the TCCIMA chairman noted that such willingness is a result of Iran’s nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).