Iranian delegation explores ways for cooperation

March 9 2004


YEREVAN, MARCH 9, ARMENPRESS: Members of an Iranian delegation,
led by the deputy governor of Ardabil province, Najafi Azeri, that
arrived in Armenia on March 8 for a three-day visit, were received
today by o Armenian agriculture minister David Lokian to explore
possibilities for establishing cooperation.
Minister David Lokian emphasized that Ardabil is known for its
highly effective agricultural sector, which he said is a good
precondition for establishing a bilateral collaboration in this
sphere. First contacts between the agricultural ministry of Armenia
and the province were established last year during a visit by the
governor of the Iranian province to Armenia. The main issue that was
discussed today was establishment of a potato processing factory. The
Iranian sides looks towards hiring some space in one of Armenian
regions to install its technologies.
Iranian officials are scheduled also to have meetings with
officials of Armenian trade and economic development ministry, they
will visit Armenian commerce and industry chamber and the Armenian
Development Agency. They will also be received by territorial
minister Hovik Abrahamian and the chief of presidential staff
Artashes Tumanian. They then will visit a range of enterprises in