Fishery cooperation with Iran reviewed

MUSCAT: Dr Hamad bin Said al Oufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for Fisheries, received in his office on Sunday Dr Hassan Salehi, Deputy Minister of Jihad-e Agriculture, Head of Iran Fisheries Organisation, who is currently visiting the Sultanate. The two sides discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries in the field of food security and means of promoting investment fields in fisheries sector. Dr Al Oufi pointed out that these visits would open wider horizons to enhance cooperation between the two countries, in addition to exchanging expertise and viewpoints. He underlined the importance of the constructive cooperation between the Sultanate and Iran in the fisheries field and benefiting from the Iranian expertise in this field. The Iranian delegation’s programme included visits to several fisheries research centres of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, such as the laboratories of Aquaculture Fisheries Centre and Marine Sciences and Fisheries Centre. — ONA