Iraqi president pleased with Baghdad-Tehran energy ties

IRNA – Iraqi President Barham Ahmed Salih highlighted importance of Iraq-Iran cooperation in the field of energy.

President Salih made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Baghdad on Thursday by the Iranian minister and Iraq’s Minister of Electricity Luay Al Khateeb after two days of intensive talks.

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi was also present in the meeting.

President Salih said expansion of ties in all areas, especially in energy and water, will upgrade mutual cooperation.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Salih said all countries of the region share a grave responsibility in cooperation with stabilization of principles of peace and stability.

He said the neighbors shoulder a grave duty and through promotion of foundations of peace and stability through serious talks and joint cooperation, there will be more trust in line with interests of regional nations.

Ardakanian said Iran is willing to expand cooperation with Iraq in all areas, especially in electricity, energy and water.