EghtesadOnline: New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister departed for Iran on Friday on a trip to build closer trading relationships.
“Iran has been an important trading partner for New Zealand in the past and there is great opportunity to increase our two-way trade. This is an exciting step for New Zealand companies who are working with importers in Iran,” Nathan Guy was also quoted by New Zealand’s news portal Scoop as saying.
“This will be the third ministerial visit to Iran in 12 months and reflects the growing importance of this relationship. This is an opportunity to strengthen our agricultural relationship, following the signing of an Agricultural Cooperation Arrangement in 2016.”
Accompanying Guy on the trip is a business delegation, including representatives from Fonterra, the Meat Industry Association and Zespri. Guy is also scheduled to visit the UAE before returning to New Zealand on March 2, Financial Tribune reported.