Armenian and Iranian officials discuss energy issues

EREVAN, August 17. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Artur Grigoryan, who serves  also as a  co-chairman of the Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental commission, received today  an Iranian delegation led by Deputy Energy Minister Omayun Aeri.  Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Seyed Kazem Sadjadi was also in attendance, the Armenian government press office said.

The two sides were said to have discussed the status of infrastructure projects which are of mutual interest. In this context, the sides were said to have touched upon the process of construction of the third high-voltage Iran-Armenia  power  transmission line.

Omayun Aeri  said that Armenia’s  geographical location favors implementation of electric power programs between Iran, Georgia, Russia and the Gulf countries.

Grigoryan, in turn, noted that in the context of intensification of economic cooperation between the two countries construction of a  high-voltage power transmission line between Armenia and Georgia can play a serious role.

The sides also exchanged views on the agreements reached at the 15th meeting of the Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental commission held in Yerevan in 2018. It was stressed that the intergovernmental commission has a special mission in deepening and expanding trade and economic relations between the countries.

Both sides stressed the importance of the need to intensify mutual visits, which help find  effective solutions to problems arising in the implementation of joint projects.