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Zanganeh meets Iraqi Prime Minister

Oil Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil al-Mahdi met and held talks in Baghdad on Thursday.

According to Mehr News Agency, the two sides discussed bilateral relationship especially in the oil and energy sector.

The 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.

Turning to the significance and objectives of his trip to Iraq, he 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, he 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.