Turkey and Iran Expand Energy Cooperation

1 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Turkey and Iran Expand Energy Cooperation</h1><p>June 1, 2007 (LPAC) - Despite US demands for sanctions against companies and nations doing business with Iran, the Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah led a high-ranking delegation to US-ally Turkey, for successful talks on cooperation in electric energy transfer, construction of power plants and improvement of electricity transfer lines. Turkey's Energy Minister Hilmi Guler is leading the Turkish delegation. An agreement between Iran's Energy Ministry and a Turkish private company was to be signed to sell Iran's electricity and its distribution in the eastern parts of Turkey, reported IRIB.</p><p>Guler said the two also discussed water and electricity, and construction of dams. Fattah said there were good grounds for expanding bilateral cooperation in energy, adding that Iran welcomed the presence of Turkish investors in the electricity and water sectors. He invited his counterpart to visit Tehran, which was accepted.</p></div></body>