Iran and Russia have penned a five-year cooperation agreement to standardize traded products, in particular, non-industrial goods and halal items.
The agreement was signed in Moscow, by Anton Shalaev, head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation, and Mehdi Eslampanah, Iran's Vice President and head of the Iranian National Standard Organization.
"This document outlines the roadmap for cooperation in terms of the total volume of exported goods from Iran to Russia, as well as imported goods from Russia to Iran, in particular, non-industrial goods and halal products," the Iranian embassy in Russia said.
The two sides also exchanged lists of priority goods to establish common standards and facilitate bilateral trade, according to local media reports.
The Iranian vice president also met with Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin, chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, to discuss the development of cooperation for trade of halal products.