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Iran expresses interest to import meat, livestock from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Iran has expressed interest in importing meat and livestock products from Pakistan, saying it has huge potential in this particular sector.

Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost expressed his interest for importing meat and livestock from Pakistan during a meeting with Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan.

The Iranian envoy said that Iran had a big demand for these products, adding it was importing them from Latin America and Brazil, which were quite costly.“Iran is aware of Pakistan’s potential in the field and is more eager to import from Pakistan,” he said.

Honardoost said that Iran was eager to talk on every forum at their side to benefit from Pakistani meat products.

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During the meeting, matters related to promoting bilateral relations through trade especially in the field of agriculture were discussed.

They agreed that there were certain issues in trading agricultural commodities between the two sides.

He told the Iranian ambassador that Pakistan had a state of the art meat processing plant in Karachi and it had potential to export to Iran the required quantity of meat.

The federal minister invited the Iranian team to visit the remarkable meat facility in Karachi.

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