In a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister’s Trade and Investment Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood, held in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian Agriculture Minister Javad Sadatinejad said one of the politicians of the new Iranian administration was to expand relations with neighbors through a system of barter.
Iran can export dates and apples to Pakistan and import sesame and rice in return, he noted.
Sadatinejad also proposed that Iran and Pakistan trade in their own currencies in order to overcome the problems caused by the sanctions against Tehran.
For his part, Abdul Razak Dawood said that Pakistan is aware of the situation created by the anti-Iranian sanctions and welcomes the idea of a barter system as a mechanism to maintain effective and fruitful relations with Iran.
He said Pakistan was ready to trade its rice for Iranian oil and petrochemicals.
The Pakistani adviser also noted that his country can export quinoa, mango and citrus fruits to Iran.
In remarks at the 9th Iran-Pakistan Joint Trade Committee Meeting, held on Saturday, Abdul Razak Dawood said Pakistan is willing to expand trade relations with Iran by removing barriers and diversifying economic interaction.