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Iran, Iraq Sign Energy Agreement

Iran, Iraq Sign Energy Agreement
(Monday, May 15, 2023) 00:08

BAGHDAD (NIPNA) – During the visit of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji to Baghdad, Iran and Iraq signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of oil, gas, and petrochemical projects. The agreement was signed between the oil ministers of the two countries in the presence of the Iraqi Prime Minister.

Javad Owji, Iran's Minister of Petroleum, met with Mohammed Shiaa al-Sudani, the Prime Minister of Iraq, on Wednesday evening and emphasized the development of cooperation in the energy sector.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed and made groundbreaking decisions on cooperation in areas such as joint oil fields, technical and engineering services exports, and educational collaborations in the oil sector.

At the end of the meeting between Iran's Minister of Petroleum and the Iraqi Prime Minister, a cooperation agreement between the two countries in oil, gas, and petrochemical projects was signed by Owji and Haya Abdul Ghani, Iraq's Minister of Oil.

It was agreed during the negotiations that this agreement would be pursued through a joint high-level committee between Iran and Iraq, in regular sessions.

According to the report, during this visit, the Minister of Petroleum also met and held discussions with Ziyad Ali Fadel, Iraq's Minister of Electricity.

Javad Owji arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday morning, May 10th, leading a high-level delegation for meetings and consultations with Iraqi officials. Upon arrival, he was warmly received by Bassim Mohammad Khazair, the Deputy Minister of Oil of Iraq, and Mohammad Kazem Al-Sadiq, the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq.

Recently, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, after meeting and holding talks with Abdul Latif Rashid, the President of Iraq, in Tehran, emphasized the need for Tehran and Baghdad to continue their relations in infrastructure areas such as water, electricity, gas, and energy in a way that fully addresses the needs of both sides.

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