Iraq Wants to Renew Electricity Contract with Iran

Iraq has asked Iran to continue supplying it with electricity in the future, according to an official statement reported by Azzaman.

Electricity Minster Kareem Wahid held talks with the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad in the hope that Iran would agree to renew a contract regulating the purchase by Iraq of 350 megawatts from neighboring Iran, the statement added.

Iranian electricity is essential for Iraqi towns bordering Iran, particularly in the provinces of Diyala and Basra.

The existing contract is due to expire soon. The statement by the Electricity Ministry did not say how much Iraq pays for the electricity it imports from Iran.

The statement said Wahid also discussed with the Iranian envoy progress regarding the implementation of other bilateral agreements.

These include new Iranian ventures manufacturing electrical appliances in Iraq, as well as the building of new power plants in the south of the country.

(Source: Azzaman )

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