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Food Sales to Iran Mulled

Ukrainian private companies are considering an increase in their food exports to Iran despite payment problems caused by international sanctions against Tehran, Ukraine's agriculture minister said.

"Iran's Deputy Economy Minister visited Kiev some time ago and we are considering increasing the shipments (of food). It is not the government, but private companies," Mykola Prysyazhnyuk told Reuters on Wednesday.

The minister said that such shipments by private companies were already under way, adding that there were no barter deals with Iran but "direct payments".

He declined to give details of how Iranian consumers pay for Ukrainian produce.

(Reuters)

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