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.