According to reports Economy According to IRNA, the Minister of Energy emphasized that the purchase of the corona vaccine from Europe will be paid from the financial resources of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Iraq.
Reza Ardakanian successfully read his consultations with Iraqi officials in Baghdad on Tuesday and said that good agreements had been reached with Iraqi officials to withdraw Iranian funds in Iraq in order to pay for the purchase of the corona vaccine from Europe from Iranian funds in Iraq. There have been.
Noting that the Islamic Republic of Iran has good financial resources abroad, including Iraq, he added that the Ministry of Health, considering the set of considerations, intends to purchase the required dose of corona vaccine from a European company and pay for it from these sources. will be.
Good decisions were made in consultation with the Iraqi authorities
The Minister of Energy said that together with the senior managers of the Ministries of Industry, Mines, Trade, Agricultural Jihad, Central Bank, Oil and Foreign Affairs, today, Tuesday, to consult with Iraqi officials and also prepare the ground for a meeting of the Joint Economic Cooperation Commission in Tehran. He has come to Baghdad.
Reza Ardakanian referred to his meetings and consultations with the Ministers of Electricity, Trade and officials of the Central Bank and the Commercial Bank of Iraq and the Prime Minister of this country, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and added: “Close and intensive talks took place and good decisions were made.” شد.
He said that one of the most important decisions was to hold a meeting of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between Iran and Iraq with the active participation of government organizations and the private sector of the two countries in Tehran in the coming weeks.
Ardakanian said the commission was chaired by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and the Republic of Iraq on behalf of the Iraqi Ministry of Commerce.
Referring to the results of his talks with Iraqi officials in the field of electricity, the Minister of Energy said that good agreements had been reached on projects to rebuild the Iraqi electricity industry and two important projects in the field of “reducing energy losses in the electricity distribution network” and “repairing damaged equipment”. “Electricity” Iraq was finalized.
Part of the financial claims for electricity and gas were returned
Regarding the export of electricity and gas to Iraq and the accounts between the two countries, the Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran said: “Despite the restrictions in this regard, fortunately the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and the Iraqi authorities succeeded in meeting a significant part of Tavanir’s demands.” Pay the claims of the “National Gas Company”.
Referring to the new financial arrangements made after his consultations with Iraqi officials, Ardakanian added that with these new arrangements, we hope to use our existing financial resources in Iraq more quickly to purchase basic goods and other items needed in the near future. .
He added that a good agreement had been reached in this regard and that the agreement was now being prepared for signing in order to speed up the withdrawal of funds available to purchase the necessary goods and services.
The Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran arrived in Baghdad today on his second visit to Baghdad in 2020 at the head of a high-ranking delegation and was welcomed by his Iraqi counterpart Majid Hantoush at the Ministry of Electricity.
Ardakanian arrived in Baghdad as Iranian Minister of Energy and Chairman of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between Iran and Iraq.
The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baghdad, Iraj Masjidi, accompanied the Minister of Energy and our accompanying delegation during his meetings and consultations with Iraqi officials.