Iran-Iraq Joint Supreme Committee meets ahead of Owji’s Baghdad visit

SHANA (Tehran) – Iran-Iraq Joint Supreme Committee held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of bilateral ties in the oil sector.

The session was held a day before Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji’s trip to the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs and Trade Ahmad Asadzadeh was the head of the Iranian delegation in the session, during which bilateral cooperation in the development of joint fields, export of technical and engineering services, and implementation of memorandums of understanding in the oil industry were thoroughly discussed.

Heading a delegation, Owji is scheduled to hold talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, Oil Minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani, and Minister of Electricity Ziad Ali Fadel.

On April 29, Iran’s president put great emphasis on boosting Tehran-Baghdad relations and promoting their cooperation in infrastructure fields, including water, electricity, gas, and energy sectors.

Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, who made remarks in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Abdul Latif Rashid in Tehran, added the two countries need to meet each other’s needs by utilizing and developing their capacities.

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