On 01 March 2018, within the framework of the Ministerial meeting of Mihály Varga; Minister for National Economy of Hungary, and H.E. Dr. Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi; Minister of Health and Medical Education of The Islamic Republic of Iran, a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation was signed between the National Accreditation Authority of Hungary (NAH) and the Food And Drug Administration of Iran.
Contributing to the government's "Eastern Opening" policy, NAH's priority aim is to develop Halal accreditation in order to help the export of domestic products to the Gulf countries, particularly in respect to the agriculture, food, and cosmetics sectors.
This signed cooperation between Hungary and Iran is therefore not only considered to be highly important for NAH, but also for the whole country: the sharing of expertise covers all the aforementioned sectors, but also affects the medical devices industry and laboratories.
As a result of the future common work– supported with a two-year work plan to be prepared in the near future – bilateral trade relations based on mutual trust will be strengthened. Cooperation in the field of accreditation will contribute to the gradual decrease of technical barriers to trade, thus helping domestic businesses to engage in export-oriented activities in Iran.
Mr Miklós Devecz Director General of NAH and Dr. Vahid Mofid Director General of IFDA during the signing of the Memorandum