TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Tehran is keen on enhancing tied with Ghana and is ready to export crude oil as well as petroleum products to the African country.
Following a meeting with Ghanaian Minister of Petroleum Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah in Tehran, Zangeneh said the two sides have prepared a cooperation MoU which they will sign within the next 24 hours.
The meeting was in line with the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and enhancement of ties with the African country, he added.
“Ghana produces a little amount of crude oil, has not tapped much of its reserves and is yet to exploit its resources,” said the Iranian official.
He said Accra needs little imports of crude oil, adding the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum announced its readiness to ship consignments of crude oil and petroleum products to Ghana during the meeting.
The Iranian Minister of Petroleum further said an Iranian delegation will travel to Ghana to help the country in downstream, refining and distribution network sectors.
“They [Ghana] have also called for training their human forces by Iran and the two countries will cooperate in this field as well,” Zangeneh said.
“We are keen on enhancing our ties with Ghana,” he added.