Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan is exploring the possibilities of cooperation with Iran

24 April 2019, Wednesday

On April 24, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Agriculture and Food of Tatarstan Marat Akhmetov met with a delegation from Iran led by the chairman of one of the largest Iranian companies Daric Investment Group Mohammad Reza Zonuzi Motlag. Also, other officials of the company and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan took part in the official meeting.

During the meeting, Marat Akhmetov spoke about the potential of the agro-industrial complex of Tatarstan and possible areas for cooperation. “The Republic of Tatarstan is a large agrarian subject of Russia with large volumes of milk production. 7% of the total amount of milk produced in Russia is produced by our republic. It is important for us to export this product to the countries of the Islamic world, ”he noted.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of cooperation between Tatarstan and Iran on the construction of an agro-industrial park in Tatarstan, goat breeding and fish farming.

“We are open and interested in cooperation with you. The Ministry is ready to show and tell about any site in the republic that you are interested in, to make a balanced and deliberate decision, ”said Marat Akhmetov at the end of the event.

On April 25, the Iranian delegation plans to participate in the international Russia-Islamic World: KazanSummit 2019 summit, held in Kazan from April 24 to 26, as well as they plan to have a meeting with President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.


For reference:

Daric Investment Group is one of the largest investment companies in Iran.

Date of establishment: 2001

Purpose of creation: participation in the industrial development of the country, the creation of new jobs and training.

The company is established entirely on the basis of private investment.

The group is currently the largest and most successful company in northwestern Iran and consists of more than 25 companies and factories. The group is involved in such industries as aviation, metallurgy, mining, construction, engineering, sports, education, etc. Great importance is attached to the expansion of Russian-Iranian cooperation, including the field of agriculture.

Owner and Chairman: Mohammad Reza Zonuzi Motlag.

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