Iran oil minister arrives in Iraq to promote energy cooperation

SHANA (Tehran) – Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to promote his country’s cooperation with Iraq in the energy sector.

Heading a delegation, Owji was officially welcomed by Iraqi officials.

The Iranian minister is scheduled to hold talks on Tehran-Baghdad cooperation in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil industry with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, Oil Minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani, and Minister of Electricity Ziad Ali Fadel.

On Tuesday, Iran-Iraq Joint Supreme Committee held a meeting to discuss the expansion of bilateral ties in the oil sector.

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.

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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