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Iraqi oil minister arrives in Tehran

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA-Iraq's oil minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, arrived here at the head of a six-member expert delegation to follow up agreements already concluded with Iran.

Oil ministry public relations department said during Shahristani's four-day stay in Tehran, the Iraqi minister is scheduled to talk with his Iranian counterpart Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh on expansion of mutual cooperation, in the energy sector in particular.

Talking to IRNA Baghdad office on Friday, al-Shahristani said he is going to discuss problems in supply of fuel and oil products during his trip to Iran.

The expert delegation will discuss import of oil products from Iran and pursue the development of contracted agreements between the two countries.

Iraq is expected to export 2.5 million barrels of oil per day while it presently exports about two million barrels of oil due to terrorist operations and explosions in oil pipelines.

Iraqi citizens are facing shortage of gasoline due to security reasons. They wait in long queues for long hours to fill up their car.

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