Mehre News Agency reports that on Wednesday the Indian Ambassador to Iran D.P. Srivastava met with Mohammad Taghi Hosseini, Vice Chancellor of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare in international affairs, and Gholamhossein Hosseini Nia, Deputy in Cooperative Affairs.
In this meeting, proposed by the Indian Ambassador, the conditions of developing cooperation were discussed.
Hosseini said that there are strong opportunities in economic units under the Ministry, including the cooperative section, as well as in organizations related to the Ministry, expressing Iran’s willingness to expand commercial relations with India.
The Indian Ambassador said in turn "The Islamic Republic of Iran has purchased worth $4.3 from India via Rupees. Despite sanctions, India will continue its cooperation with Iran.”
Hosseini Nia then stated "The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first country in the world in some horticultural products.”
"For example,” he added "one of our cooperatives is in cooperation with 27 firms in oil extraction. This cooperative and the related firms enjoy many facilities in the processing of oil and oilseeds, as well as a college on the industry of oil.”
In the session it was decided that a workgroup be assigned to facilitate cooperation in commerce.