Mr. Talgat Kupeshev, Program Manager of Islamic Organization for Food Security, Mr. Berik Kaliyev, Head of International Partnerships, and Ms. Gulsum Kenenbayeva, Head of International Memberships of International Islamic Food Processing Association (IFPA), representatives of #IOFSGroup, participated in B2B meetings organized by #QazTrade with Iranian companies that are part of the Iranian delegation to the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between #Kazakhstan and #Iran on January 25th, 2023. The event was held at Astana’s International Exhibition Center.
The majority of the Iranian business delegation was involved in the #agrifood sector and expressed an interest to collaborate with the International IFPA. During the meetings, participants indicated their willingness to support efforts to strengthen agri-food cooperation in Kazakhstan and OIC member countries, as well as to participate in the development of halal industries and sustainable supply chains. Mr Ahmad Ghalandari, International Consultant of Iran – Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce, Amir Yousefi, Vice Chairman of Agriculture and Related Industries Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries, Mines & Agriculture, and CEO of Baharan Peyman Golestan, Mr. Arsalan Ghasemi, Chairman of Agriculture and Food Industries Commission, Mr. Ali Keshtkaran, CEO of Pars Khooshe Pardaz, and others represented the Iranian business delegation.
The International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”), an IOFS subsidiary, held a series of online meetings with representatives of the Palestinian Food and Agriculture Industries, Africa Food Basket Federation, and Jordanian Palestinian Agricultural Products Marketing Company on January 19, 2023. The parties extensively discussed cooperation prospects and agreed to sign mutual agreements to advance bilateral cooperation.
During the meetings, H.E. Prof. Yerlan Alimzhanuly Baidaulet, Director General of IOFS and Chairman of IFPA, signed two honorary membership agreements with Mr. Eng. Bassam Abu-Ghalyoun, General Manager of the Palestinian Food and Agriculture Industries Union, and Mr. Dr. Eng. El-Madani El JAily Al-Mahdi, President of the Africa Food Basket Federation. Mr. Ala Eddin Abu Alkhair, General Manager of Jordanian Palestinian Agricultural Products Marketing Company, and H.E. Prof. Yerlan A. Baidaulet, DG of IOFS and Chairman of IFPA, also signed a corporate membership agreement.
As the main OIC agri-food platform for market players, the Association welcomes new honorary and corporate members and will provide them with access to all IFPA privileges and benefits, such as the use of Islamic investments and financing instruments, as well as increasing the volume of Agri&food sector exports within the 57 OIC member countries.
Following the signing ceremony, the parties expressed their intention to increase the level of cooperation, with the goal of achieving fruitful results in new export markets for the continued stability and sustainable development of the OIC agri-food private sector.