TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (ISNA)-Turkish foreign and energy ministers will have a trip to Iran within next two weeks to finalize energy agreements with Iran.
Turkey's energy minister Hilmi Guler also rejected claims saying the failure in signing the agreement was due to the US pressures to isolate Iran and declared the agreement will be signed within a month and technical works on the planned energy contract are underway.
Turkey is an independent country and the agreement has nothing to do with the US, but there were only some technical problems with the deal, he told reporters at a press conference on Monday.
Turkey and Iran agreed in May to build a new gas pipeline to ensure a reliable supply to Turkey.
Guler also said Turkey had completed technical studies on natural gas production from Iran's huge South Pars gas field and sent them to Tehran and expected to give its response on Aug. 21.
The agreement offers a new export path to Iran for the export of its gas to international markets.
According to the agreement one billion cubic meters of Iran's natural gas will be processed into LNG in Oman.
The project is in its preliminary stages but is predicted to be implemented soon.
Iran's president adviser Samare Hashemi who was in Paraguay to attend in the swear-in ceremony of its new president Fernando Lugo said Iran would widen ties with Latin American countries and would aid them with energy exploration.
He emphasized Iran is willing to fulfill energy cooperation with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Hashemi has also met with the new Paraguay's government and discussed expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
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