Jan 10, 2019 19:40 Asia/Tehran

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi​​​​​​​ held talks in Baghdad on Thursday.

Iran Press/Middle East: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi discussed bilateral relationship especially in the oil and energy sectors.

Iranian Oil Minister visited Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday at the head of a high-ranking delegation and was welcomed by his Iraqi counterpart Thamir Ghadhban.

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Turning to the significance and objectives of his trip to Iraq, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said: “The two countries of Iran and Iraq enjoy more commonalities for broadening and expanding bilateral relationship.”

Currently, the two countries of Iran and Iraq have established fair and amicable relationship in all fields especially energy sector, Iranian Oil Minister said, adding: “Islamic Republic of Iran exports 1350 megawatt electricity to neighboring Iraq via three power transmission lines in Basra, Diyala governorate and Amara.”

Zanganeh also will meet with Iraqi President Barham Salih.

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