12 August 2021 - 00:58
  • News Code: 319732
Ministerial Hopeful Targets Strong Diplomacy in Energy Sector

TEHRAN (Shana) – Javad Owji, a candidate to take the helm of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, has put establishment of strong diplomacy and bolstering international relations top on his agenda.

He has paid special attention to diplomacy with focus on trading oil, gas, petrochemical products and export of technical and engineering services.

Interacting with neighboring countries to reduce tariffs and find suitable solutions is also one of the axis of his international agenda.

Moreover, Mr. Owji is deeply focused on expanding bilateral or multilateral agreements with target countries by tapping the capacities of international and regional organizations, including the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, etc.

He is also cognizant of modifying the consumption pattern of gas and oil products by implementing general policies to modify the consumption pattern using Articles 12 and 13 of the Law on Removing Barriers to Production.

Development and implementation of energy diplomacy document in cooperation with relevant institutions, maintaining and increasing Iran's status in OPEC, and expanding the field of activity of the oil and gas industry with neighboring countries and the countries bordering the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea in the field of exploration, production and joint venture capital are other areas Mr. Owji’s team will be specially focused upon during his tenure as the Iranian Minister of Petroleum under Ebrahim Raeisi’s administration.

Encouraging foreign investment for exports in the mid and downstream sectors and increasing the export of petroleum products to neighboring countries, as well as ensuring active support for boosting export of technology and engineering services of Iranian companies to neighboring countries are other areas of attention for Mr. Owji.

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