According to the public relations office of Iranian Fisheries Science Institute, this meeting was held on March 16th,2021 in the meeting hall of Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, following the desire to strengthen mutual relations in the field of agricultural research, especially fisheries issues, in the presence of Dr. Touraj Vali Nasab, Director General of the Office of Scientific Communication and International Cooperation of Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Dr. Mahmoud Hafezieh, Vice President for Research and Technology of Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, Dr. Ehteshami, Head of the International Relations Department of the Institute and counselor Tania Causse Rodríguez, First Secretary of the Embassy of Cuba in Iran.
Dr. Vali Nasab, while introducing the activities of Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization and its affiliated institutions, and specifically Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, gave a brief description of the history of relations between Iran and Cuba in the field of agriculture and said that in addition to the issues of the fisheries, the organization is also ready to cooperate with Cuba in other fields of agriculture. Ms. Rodriguez, while briefly describing the history of the correspondences with the Institute, said that during the correspondence, Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba is interested in using Iran's experience in fish farming in cages at sea and inland waters, and for this purpose Mr. Nelson Perez Ruiz, director of the Aquaculture Technologies Development Company for Fisheries Research, and Mr. Raidel Borroto, director of the Fisheries Research Center of Cuba and she, were named as the focal points.
In this regard, it was decided that Dr. Ehteshami would act as the focal point of the institute and Ms. Rodriguez as the focal point of the Cuban side.
Dr. Hafezieh, while expressing the institute's interest in strengthening scientific relations between the two countries, considered the two issues of aquaculture in cages and fish vaccination to be suitable for starting mutual cooperation. However, in other relevant areas of fisheries research mutual cooperation can be done if necessary. Finally, it was decided to discuss the above mentioned issues with the presence of specialized sections of the institute and to pursue mutual cooperation with Cuba in an appropriate manner.