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Iran to export 200 megawatts of power to Iraq: Energy Minister

Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA - Energy Minister Parviz Fattah said here Friday that Iran is to export 200 megawatts of power to Iraq as of next week.

Fattah told IRNA that power exports will be possible after connection of power networks in Iran's western city of Abadan (Khouzestan Province) to Iraqi city of Basra.

He said Iran has the possibility to raise power exports to the neighboring countries, including Iraq, in certain seasons of the year due to its high power generation capacity.

Ambassador pleased with Iran-Iraq talks

Baghdad, Feb 28, IRNA - Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Hasan Kazemi Qomi said on Thursday that the preliminary talks between an Iranian delegation in Baghdad has achieved satisfactory progress.

Speaking to IRNA, Kazemi Qomi added that Iranian delegation comprising deputy ministers of foreign affairs, power, road and transport, and oil has held different meetings with Iraqi officials on Thursday, and that the negotiations will continue next days.

He added that the delegation has held talks with Iraqi foreign minister, deputy prime minister and ministers of energy, planning and finance as well as officials of TBI Bank in the morning.

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh, for his part, expressed pleasure with the upcoming visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to his country, hoping that the visit will benefit both nations.

Saleh further commented on the expansion of cooperation in economy, banking, electricity, construction, industry, customs and standard sectors.

The Iranian delegation will also hold talks with a number of Iraqi political and economic officials in coming days, he added.

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