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Iranian Ambassador reassure partnership with Gambia

Jan 21, 2010, 3:32 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Hon. Saied Zare, Head of the Iranian diplomatic mission to The Gambia has reassured The Gambia government of his country's readiness to cooperate with The Gambia government in various fields, including Fisheries, Agriculture, Investment and implementation of different projects.

He made this statement while delivering his address during the opening ceremony of a three-day training workshop for senior management of Agriculture at the Paradise Hotel on Tuesday.

The training is being organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, with funding from the Islamic Republic of Iran office in The Gambia for Agriculture and Rural development (IGARD)

According to the Head of the Iranian embassy, Iran and The Gambia have a good relationship for many years, adding that the relation has come to a new stage since President Jammeh attended the recent Islamic Conference in Iran.

He noted that during the past 20 years, Iran used to import most of its food products but latest census revealed that about 80-90 % of Iranian staple food are grown and produced within the country.

He also added that The Gambia has good investment capacity which motivates some of the Iranian investors to invest their capital in the country in the fields of agriculture and technology.

He also pointed out that Islamic Republic of Iran is very keen in promoting peace and stability at every parts of the world, assuring his country's cooperation with The Gambia for the benefit of the two countries.

In declaring the training open, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mr. Momodou S. Kah said the training is designed to strengthen the capacity of senior management of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The training programme, he added, is part of capacity building activities of the Ministry of Agriculture, especially for its senior management and to also enhance the ongoing restructuring of the sub-sectors. He commended the Islamic Republic of Iran for funding the training programme.

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