Iran wants to export onion to Bangladesh
Published : Thursday, 1 October, 2020 at 9:27 PM Count : 329
Iran has expressed keen interest to export onion to Bangladesh.
Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mohammad Reza Nafar showed the interest to export onion when he called on Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque at his secretariat office in Dhaka on Thursday.
"Onion prices in Iran are comparatively cheaper. So, the onion export to Bangladesh will be considered with high importance”, the Iranian envoy said responding to a request made by the Agriculture Minister.
He said Bangladesh and Iran have enormous scope to work jointly in various sectors, including the agriculture.
Praising Bangladesh's success in agriculture, the Iranian envoy said despite the ongoing corona pandemic, Bangladesh is continuously maintaining its food production chain due to the pragmatic and time-befitting steps taken by the government.
He also expressed his keen interest to import different food items including tea, jute, mango and spices from Bangladesh to Iran.
At the same time, Iran can export date, wheat, onion and raisin to Bangladesh, said Ambassador Nafar.
During the meeting, they discussed various aspects including agricultural science and technology, bio-technology, agro-food processing and packaging, innovations of different stress tolerant varieties under the changing climatic condition, research, trade and bilateral relations between the two countries.
The minister informed the Iranian envoy that Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in agriculture. Because of it, the country is now self-sufficient in cereal food production.