Saturday, April 29, 2017

Iran, EU to Hold Talks on Export of Electricity and Gas via Turkey: EU Official

European Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the issue of exports of energy from Iran to Europe is slated to be discussed with Iranian energy and oil ministers on Saturday.

Speaking at the 1st Iran-EU Business Forum on Sustainable Energy in Tehran on Saturday, Canete highlighted the close cooperation between Iran and the EU after the implementation of the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying that six months after the enforcement of the agreement in 2016, Iran’s exports to Europe increased by 34 percent.

He further said that the issue of exports of gas and electricity from Iran to Europe will be discussed later today in meetings with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian.

Speaking at the conference, Chitchian also said the Islamic Republic and the EU are in talks for exporting electricity to Europe via Turkey.

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