Iran Halal Food expo slated for Feb. ’09

Tehran Times Economic Desk

BEIJING – Iran plans to hold its first
International Exhibition of Halal Food in February 2009, Iranian
Ambassador to China Javad Mansoori said in Beijing on Saturday.

on the sidelines of the China-Muslim Countries Forum for Economic and
Trade Cooperation and Development in the city of Xining, Mansoori added
that the expo will showcase the latest achievements of Iran and other
Islamic countries in producing halal food, IRNA reported.

He stated that Iran exports over $500 million of food annually
and called for the promotion of economic relations between Islamic
countries and China.

The ambassador also said that Iran-China trade during the
current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2008) has reached
$17.5 billion, and predicted that the figure would hit $30 billion by
the end of the year in March 2009