December 27, 2018 09:33
News ID: 3764

(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Minister of Energy announced upon his arrival in Iraq that the IR of Iran is ready to participate in Iraq’s reconstruction and its infrastructures.

Reza Ardakanian landed in Baghdad on Wednesday afternoon at the helm of a delegation. He was greeted by Iraq’s Minister of Electricity, Luay Al Khateeb.

He has traveled to Iraq on the official invitation of Al Khateeb to discuss the expansion of all ties, especially in the energy sector.

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Ardakanian pointed to the high level of know-how in Iranian companies working on infrastructures and underlined that his country was ready to participate in reconstructing Iraq.

Iraq’s Minister of Electricity also stressed that expanding ties with Iran in all fields, especially the energy sector, was very important for both countries.

Al Khateeb said: “Based on the needs of the country in the electricity and gas sectors, and the requirements of economic development and population growth, we are interested in working with all countries, especially Iran.”

He added: “Collaboration with Iran is very important as it is a vital country where we need to source our needs in the energy sector.”

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On his 3-day trip to Iraq, Iran’s Minister of Energy will also meet with Iraq’s Minister of Housing, Prime Minister, and President.

The bilateral meeting of the two delegations and signing of an MoU between their ministries of energy and electricity are also on his agenda.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that Iran is the main provider of electricity imported by Iraq and this country is trying to continue receiving waivers from the US on Iran sanctions.

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