Venezuela's minister of nutrition and food Rafael Jose Oropeza, on a visit to discuss food trade, has described Iran's food sector as "impressive," according to the Iranian IRNA news agency.

Oropeza visited the Iran Food Research and Production Company in Savajboulagh near Tehran. He praise the co-operation between government and private sector in Iran, both in research and production. "Utilizing the experiences of Iran is beneficial for other developing countries as well," he said.

He said that Caracas and Tehran had signed several agreements in the food sector.