Tehran (IP) - The CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced the start of negotiations between Iran and Iraq regarding the continuation of gas exports to the latter.

Iran PressIran News: The CEO of the "National Iranian Gas Company" (NIGC), Majid Chegeni, in a televised interview with IRIB, spoke about the performance of his company in the field of gas export, stating that from the start of President Raisi's administration (Aug 2021) has been very active in energy diplomacy, especially in the field of gas.

Chegeni, who is deputy minister of petroleum for gas affairs, continued: "Our negotiations with Baghdad for continuation of gas exports have begun, while our first export contract to Baghdad will expire next year, and the first part of the negotiations is also dedicated to this contract."

The deputy minister of petroleum for gas affairs also stated that the Iraqi side is applying for the extension of the gas export contract and Iran's prospect is positive on this matter.

Referring to the development of energy relations with neighboring countries, Chegeni emphasized: "Iraq needs energy, especially gas, and we are trying to meet this need by extending the contract with this country."


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