Iran Considering Onion Export to Bangladesh

Desk Report

Published: 02 Oct 2020, 12:41 pm

Iran will consider exporting onions to Bangladesh with due importance, as the price of vegetables used in most subcontinental cuisines, including Bangladesh, is relatively low in the Asian country.

The assurance came when Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mohammad Reza Nafar contacted Dr M Abdur Razzaque, Minister of Agriculture, in his secretariat office here.

“Onion price in Iran is comparatively low. So, the onion export to Bangladesh will be considered with high importance”, said the Iranian envoy responding to a request made by the agriculture minister.

He said there is enormous scope for Bangladesh and Iran to work jointly in different sectors , including agriculture.

The Iranian envoy praised Bangladesh's performance in agriculture, saying that amid the ongoing corona pandemic, Bangladesh continues to sustain its food production chain due to the government's constructive and time-befitting measures.

He also expressed his keen interest in importing various food products from Bangladesh into Iran, including tea, jute, mango and spices.

At the same time, Iran can export dates to Bangladesh, wheat, onion and raisin, Nafar said during the call-on.

During the meeting, different aspects were discussed, such as agricultural science and technology, biotechnology, agro-food processing and packaging, innovation in the changing environment of diffe

The Minister informed the Iranian envoy that Bangladesh has achieved tremendous agricultural success and that is why the country is now self-sufficient in producing cereals.

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