Tehran, Baghdad hold talks on Energy Cooperation

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Iran’s oil and electricity ministers emphasized the need to enhance bilateral ties in energy.

During his visit to Tehran, Iraq’s Minister of Energy, Ziad Ali Fazel, held discussions with Iran’s Minister of Oil, Javad Owji. The two officials emphasized the importance of enhancing bilateral energy cooperation, particularly gas transportation from Iran to Iraq.

During the meeting, both parties discussed several matters. Among them were the enhancement of bilateral relations concerning gas and oil byproducts, collaborative investments, and the exportation of technical and engineering services from Iran to Iraq. Additionally, they talked about the implementation of joint projects.

Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Electricity, Adil Karim, accompanied the Minister to Tehran for the 23rd Iran International Electricity Exhibition (IEE).

The exhibition was opened on November 14th and will be open until November 17th.

Owji met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Sia’ Al-Sudani in Baghdad in April to discuss bilateral cooperation in energy development.

During the visit to Baghdad, the Iranian and Iraqi oil ministers signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop oil, gas, and petrochemical projects.