14 October 2023 - 13:41
  • News ID: 631602
Russia is Iran’s strategic partner in energy sector: MP

SHANA (Tehran) – Russia is the strategic partner of Iran in the energy sector, said an Iranian lawmaker on Saturday.

Speaking to SHANA, Hossein Hosseinzadeh added Russia can help Iran develop its oil and gas fields and increase their output.

He pointed to Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji’s recent visit to Moscow and said the contracts signed between Iran and Russia should be implemented as soon as possible.

Owji paid a two-day visit to Moscow at the invitation of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak to participate in the 6th Russian Energy Week International Forum, which ended Friday.

Hosseinzadeh, who is a member of Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee, described Tehran-Moscow cooperation in the gas sector as positive, saying Russia is a big gas exporter in the world and Iran is required to utilize its capacity.

The legislator quoted Owji as saying, “The world cannot deny Iran’s key role in the energy market,” adding promotion of energy and regional diplomacy is extremely helpful.

“I am convinced that expansion of cooperation with sanctions-hit countries such as Russia will help Iran increase its oil exports and develop its oil industry,” underlined Hosseinzadeh.

The trend of Iran’s negotiations with neighbors and countries playing leading roles in global energy market is promising and big achievements are expected in this area, the parliamentarian concluded.

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