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Iran to export agro products via Azerbaijan

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Iranian Agricultural Jihad Minister Mahmoud Hojjati called on Baku to cooperate with Tehran in transiting its agricultural exports to Russia.

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"Iran and Azerbaijan through cooperation can pave the way for export of Iran's agricultural products to Russia," Hojjati said during the meeting in the Iranian capital.

He noted that a delegation to be headed by an Iranian deputy agricultural Jihad minister will visit Azerbaijan soon to study mutual cooperation between the two countries in this regard.

The Azeri Industry and Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev pointed to Tehran-Baku relations, and said, "The Iranian and Azeri nations have historical bonds and we have many grounds for mutual cooperation."

He welcome Tehran's transit offer, and said Azeri companies are very experienced in transiting exports to third countries.

The Azeri industry and economy minister, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Iran on Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations with Iran in energy, oil, customs, agriculture, tourism and transportation.

Last week, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh announced that the value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Moscow stood at $5.1 billion in the last Iranian year (ended March 21, 2014), while the figure can grow ten-fold in future.

"The value of Iran-Russia trade exchanges which hit $5.1 billion last year can be increased by 10 times," Zanganeh said, addressing Iran-Russia Trade Conference in Tehran

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