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Iran the only country exporting electricity to Iraq: Iraqi minister

TEHRAN, June 7 (Mehr News Agency) - By connecting its electricity grid to Iran's grid, Iraq would be able to address its electricity shortage problems while being connected to the electricity network of neighboring countries, Iraqi Electricity Minister Karim Waheed said in Baghdad on Wednesday.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country that exports electricity to Iraq, Waheed pointed out during a visit with Iranian Ambassador Hossein Kazemi, the Persian service of the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.

For his part, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq said the Islamic Republic is prepared to share its expertise in the electricity sector with its neighbor.

The two countries have signed agreements for the export of 1,650 megawatts of electricity from Iran to Iraq, 150 megawatts of which has already been delivered over the past year.

Iraq is currently facing serious electricity shortages, and with the hot season approaching, the lack of a reliable power supply has aggravated the situation for many Iraqi citizens.

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