Owi: Iran ready for building oil refinery in, exporting engineering services to Burkina Faso

SHANA (Tehran) – Oil Minister Javad Owji voiced Iran’s readiness for building an oil refinery in Burkina Faso and exporting technical and engineering services to the African country.

Owji made the remarks in his meeting with Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Olivia Ragnaghnewende Rouamba on Monday, adding Iran has held good talks with some African states, including Burkina Faso, since its 13th administration took office.

Iran enjoys high energy capacities, said the oil minister, continuing that the two sides agreed to build a refinery in Burkina Faso according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed before through cooperation of Iranian experts with their Burkinabe opposite numbers.

Exports of Iran’s oil products and technical and engineering services were also discussed during the meeting, he added.

Rouamba, for her part, said she has discussed the MoUs inked in the past by Burkinabe minister of commerce and Iranian officials.

She described future cooperation between Burkinabe and Iranian experts and engineers for constructing an oil refinery in her country as desirable, expressing hope that Burkina Faso will meet domestic needs by producing oil products.

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