Tehran and Kiev agreed to cooperate on protecting and breeding different plant species.
The agreement took effect in accordance with a directive by Cabinet ministers who authorized the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad to implement the agreement signed with the Ukrainian government, Fars News Agency reported.
In a session held on Dec. 10, Iran’s Cabinet approved the way of concluding international agreements as ratified in 1992 in line with Article 2 of the relevant directive.
In view of the above, the Ministry of Agriculture has been authorized to negotiate, sign and seal cooperation agreement temporarily between the government of Iran and Ukraine within three years as of the notification of this directive in the field of protecting plants and launching herbal quarantine.
The Ministry of Agriculture has been authorized to take measures in this regard up to the final approval of the directive.
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has communicated the directive to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.