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Iraq keen to use Iran's expertise on energy production

Fardis, Tehran prov, July 16, IRNA-Iraqi Electricity Minister Abd al-Muhsin Shalash on Saturday called for using Iran's expertise in the field of generation and transmission of energy.

Speaking to IRNA, on the sidelines of a tour of Iran Power Station Repair Co. in Fardis, Karaj, he added that Iran's progress in the sector is of special importance to Iraqi officials and experts.

"Cooperation between the two countries and using the expertise of Iranian specialists can reduce the problems facing Iraqis in the sector," he added.

Shalash declared Iraq's readiness to sign a cooperation agreement with Iran in various branches of the industry.

The minister also announced that Iraqi Prime Minister is scheduled visit Iran Power Station Repair Co. this afternoon.

Iran Power Station Repair Co. is situated at an area measuring 73,500 square meters and comprises a workshop measuring 26,400 square meters. It has been in operation since 1981 with the objective of conducting major repairs of the nationwide power stations.

It is located adjacent to Montazer Qaem power station in Fardis, Karaj, in the suburb of the capital city of Tehran.

Iran, Iraq to set up joint auto manufacturing firm

Tehran, July 16, IRNA-Iran Khodro Auto Manufacturing Company will set up a joint firm with Iraq to manufacture automobiles in that country.

Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Osama Abdul Aziz al-Najafi said that various Iraqi industrial sectors are being reconstructed now, Iran Khodro Public Relations Department announced Saturday.

He added that Iran's giant auto manufacturer, Iran Khodro Industrial Group and all its affiliated companies particularly Iran Khodro Diesel can play effective role in reconstructing and renovating Iraq's transportation system.

Al-Najafi, heading a delegation, inspected different sections of Iran Khodro company.

During his visit, he was briefed on the company's activities.

He termed his negotiations with Iran Khodro officials as `fruitful'.

The Iraqi minister pointed to Iran's high capabilities, saying the country can meet Iraq's demands for commercial cars particularly buses and ambulances.

He assessed his country as a good market for Iran Khodro products such as Samand cars.

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