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Turkey and Iran to cooperate on energy future

Nations will work together on new energy, thermo and hydro projects

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Turkey and Iran will collaborate on energy projects, including hydro and thermo plants. (Getty Images)
Turkey and Iran will collaborate on energy projects, including hydro and thermo plants. (Getty Images)

Iran and Turkey are to expand their relations in energy affairs, after representatives from the two nations met to discuss the issues of energy, electricity and water.

In the press conference that followed, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz, announced that a technical committee to consider methods of joint investment of private sectors had been formed, and that investment would be in the new energy, hydroelectric and thermo power plant sections.

Majid Namjoo, Iran’s Energy Minister, also said that the meeting was a turning point for relations between the two countries, adding that the agreement would be a good framework for increasing the capabilities of exchanging energy between the two countries, which is expected to double from 500 megawatts to more than 1,000.
 

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