According to the Public Relations office of the Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, on Wednesday, May 5, Bolivia's Ambassador her excellency Ms. Romina Perez Ramos, visited the permanent exhibition, the Hayek Mirzayans Insect Museum and the Plants and Fungi Collection of the Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection. In this visit she was accompanied by Dr. Hossein Jafari, Director of the Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Dr. Touraj Vali Nasab, Director General of the Office of Scientific Communication and International Cooperation of the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, the heads and researchers of the relevant departments.
She first visited the permanent exhibition and got acquainted with the history, research activities of the institute and related departments, and the latest scientific and research achievements in the field of biodiversity and genetic resources.
While visiting the Hayek Mirzayans Insect Museum and the Plants and Fungi collection in the Herbarium of the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture in the institute, the Bolivian Ambassador expressed her interest in the Institute's researchers visiting the latest Bolivian agricultural research activities in the future and considered this meeting as a suitable opportunity and ground for future cooperation of other institutions and research centers of the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture with her respective country.
Then, in a meeting held at the Office of Scientific Communication and International Cooperation of the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, the two sides, while expressing interest in bilateral scientific cooperation, discussed various areas of this cooperation. In this regard, the signing of a memorandum of cooperation for conducting joint agricultural research, exchange of experts and researchers and holding bilateral training courses was proposed and it was decided to facilitate this cooperation by holding virtual meetings between managers and researchers in the agricultural sector of the two countries.