Mongolia and Iran to boost ties


Iran and Mongolia have expressed willingness to develop bilateral relations in different fields, including energy and agriculture.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia L.Purevsuren has paid an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on December 23 and 24, at the invitation Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran.
Speaking at a joint press conference on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two sides discussed ways to promote ties during their meeting. Iran and Mongolia have had very constructive negotiations to expand relations in different fields, including science and culture, over the past several years, Zarif noted, adding that Tehran and Ulaanbaatar can cooperate in different fields, especially agriculture and energy, as well as mining.
During the visit, Minister L.Purevsuren also had official meetings with Vice Governor of the Central Bank Gholamali Kamyab, Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh, and with Mongol scholars in Iran.
At the meeting with Minister Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati, the Iranian minister said that Iran-Mongolia diplomatic relations are at an excellent level, calling for enhanced economic ties. Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati hoped for information and experience sharing by Iran and Mongolia in the agricultural domain.
Referring to Iran’s climate, he said that Iran has limitations concerning water supplies, adding that the optimum use of water resources has been the focus of Iranian planners. He said that the export of farm products last year fetched 6.5 billion USD, and that Iran is an exporter of horticultural products in the region.
He said that Iran is operating successful fisheries and animal husbandry projects, and has rich experience in seed technology concerning resistance to cold, salt, and disease, adding that Iran ranks highly in terms of aquaculture in the region, and is prepared to cooperate with Mongolia in that field.
Minister Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati proposed cooperation in the fields of agriculture, production, science, and commerce. L.Purevsuren responded that since 2012, when the Mongolian president visited Iran, there has been strong determination for the expansion of mutual ties.

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