Tehran, Yere­van Eye En­hanced En­ergy Ties

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TEHRAN (Shana) - A se­nior Ira­nian en­ergy of­fi­cial said Ar­me­nia has in­di­cated keen­ness to buy more nat­u­ral gas from Iran, adding en­ergy re­la­tions be­tween Tehran and Yere­van will bol­ster in the fu­ture.

Fol­low­ing a meet­ing be­tween Ira­nian Oil Min­is­ter Bi­jan Zan­geneh and vis­it­ing Ar­me­nian Prime Min­is­ter Karen Kara­petyan in Tehran on Tues­day, Amir Hos­sein Za­maninia, deputy petroleum min­is­ter for in­ter­na­tional af­fairs and trad­ing, said gas was the main topic of dis­cus­sion dur­ing the meet­ing.

“Dur­ing the meet­ing, the Ar­me­nian premier voiced his coun­try’s keen­ness to pur­chase gas from Iran (be­sides bar­ter­ing gas for elec­tric­ity with Iran) and it was de­cided that more talks be held on the mat­ter with the Na­tional Ira­nian Gas Com­pany (NIGC),” he said. The of­fi­cial fur­ther added that Iran has also agreed to co­op­er­ate with Ar­me­nia in this re­gard. “To­day’s meet­ing was held in a friendly at­mos­phere in the frame­work of the in­ter­ests of the two coun­tries,” Za­maninia added.

In a July 2016 meet­ing with vis­it­ing Ar­me­nian En­ergy Min­is­ter Levon Yolyan, Zan­geneh said Iran was go­ing to build up its nat­u­ral gas sup­ply to Ar­me­nia from 1 mil­lion cu­bic meters a day to 3 mil­lion cu­bic meters in the next few years.

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