TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah said on Monday that Iran presently exports 150 MW of electricity per day to Iraq. Any increase in the current rate, he said, would require assessment of technical conditions by the two countries as well as launching fresh negotiations.
"Iraq is interested in further electricity imports from Iran. Iraqi officials have also visited Iran during the past fourteen months and discussed the issue, however, fresh negotiations are needed," Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) quoted the minister as saying.
Fattah also said that Energy Ministry is presently assessing the proposal made by Iraq on the construction of power plants in Iraqi region.
"We intend to pay a visit to Iraq in future to evaluate the issues, especially Iraq's proposal on special supply of electricity to the holy cities of Kerbala and Najaf by Iran." The date of the trip is yet to be fixed, the minister added.
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