Iran, Armenia discuss setting up grid for electricity transmission

IRNA – Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Homayoun Haeri in a meeting with Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan discussed setting up grid for electricity transmission.

Grigoryan said that the preferential tariff agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union served as a suitable opportunity for developing bilateral and multilateral relations.

During the meeting both sides underlined the importance of following up regional interaction in energy field.

Earlier, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said the Eurasian Economic Union joint commission meeting will be held in the capital city of Tehran on June 30-July 2.

Ardakanian said that the Guardians Council will announce its acceptance of the enactment for Iran’s membership to the Eurasian Economic Union soon, and that the Eurasian Economic Union joint economic commission meeting will be chaired by deputy prime minister of Armenia.

Stressing that Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus are members of the Eurasian Economic Union, he said implementing this enactment will be an important step for developing Iran’s economic relations with Eurasian Economic Union states.

Iran’s membership in Eurasian Economic Union will be a suitable opportunity for Iran’s economic activists and producers to participate in Eurasian Economic Union markets.

Earlier, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei referred to the ratification of the agreement on creating free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union in Iran’s parliament, and said over 500 export goods to Eurasia are enjoying preferential or zero tariff.

He added that Iran’s free trade with Eurasian Economic Union is an important step in Iran’s foreign trade and developing exchanges with northern neighbors.