Iran, Georgia with unique chances of cooperation on energy

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Publish Date: 14:27 - 04 November 2014
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Tehran, YJC. Iranian parliamentary friendship group on a trip to Gorgia have met with the country’s minister of energy.

Moayed Hosseini Sadr who was leading the Iranian delegation to Georgia said "Iran’s consierably large energy resources and the country’s advancements in producing new energy as well as Georgia’s huge water resources and the state’s will to tap new energies have laid grounds for the two countries to engage in more active cooperation on energy.”

He furtehr pointed out that Iran is hopeful to engage in projects to stretch gas pipelines, build water-electricity power plants on Georgian rivers and then to buy the electricity, and to build refineries and port infrustructure in Georgia.

He expressed hope that the two sides engage in expert talks on how to go about the plans mentioned in order to operationalize them.

The Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze in turn pointed to Iran’s rich fossil fuel resources and said "It is a sure fact that Georgia favors cooperation with Iran on energy,” expressing readiness on behalf of his country to engage in talks with Iranian officials.

"The production of electricity out of wind, import of gas from Iran to Georgia, and cooperation on the needful grounds are ready to be accomplished to help the two countries expand their mutual cooperaiton,” he asserted.

At the end of the meeting, Kaladze expressed hope to make a trip to Iran in the near future and talk over the details of mutual projects with Iranian officials.


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