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Iran, Iraq ink electricity transfer agreement

3/12/04

Baghdad, March 12, IRNA -- The Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq signed here Thursday an agreement to transfer 100 megawatts of electrical power to Iraq.

The agreement was signed by Iran's Deputy Minister of Energy Mohammad Ahmadian and his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad.

The two countries underlined the necessity of further expansion of mutual cooperation on power supply for Iraq.

Iraq needs annually some 6,000 megawatts of power but only some 4,000 MW is generated in the country.

Iraq is facing widespread lack of power supply because the country's oil infrastructure has experienced severe damage and the refined oil is not enough to meet Iraq's powerplants.


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