Tehran, Baghdad hold talks on Energy Cooperation

Tehran, Baghdad hold talks on Energy Cooperation

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Iran’s oil and Iraq’s electricity minister emphasized strengthening energy ties.

During his visit to Tehran, Ziad Ali Fazel, Iraq’s Minister of Energy, met with Javad Owji, Iran’s Minister of Oil, to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the energy sector. The talks focused on the export of gas from Iran to Iraq, a crucial step towards meeting Iraq’s growing energy demands and strengthening the ties between the neighboring countries.

During the meeting, the two parties discussed several topics, such as expanding bilateral relations in gas and oil derivatives, joint investments, exporting technical and engineering services from Iran to Iraq, and implementing collaborative projects.

Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Electricity, Adil Karim, accompanied the Minister of Electricity during his visit to Tehran to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd Iran International Electricity Exhibition (IEE).

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

In April, Owji discussed bilateral energy cooperation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Sia’ Al-Sudani in Baghdad.

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