Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian traveled to Iraq on Wednesday to strengthen bilateral ties between Tehran and Baghdad and increase energy cooperation.

Iran Press/Middle East: During a meeting with the new Electricity Minister of Iraq Majid Hantoush, the Iranian Energy Minister announced the readiness of companies and engineers in Iran's Electric Power industry to solve the electricity problem and reduce waste of the country's electricity.

Official meetings with Iraqi officials, including the President, the Prime Minister, President of the Central Bank, and the Ministers of Energy and Finance, are among the goals of Ardakanian's one-day visit to Baghdad.

After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Iran's Electric Power industry was separated from dependence on western knowledge and equipment, and today, relying on indigenous knowledge, all equipment of Iran's electricity industry is domestic and even it is being exported.

With more than 80,000 megawatts of the installed power plant and power generation, Iran ranks first in the West Asian region and 14th in the world.


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