TEHRAN (defapress) – In a meeting with his Tajik counterpart, Iran’s energy minister reported on holding a joint commission between the two countries in the months to come.
News ID: 65474
Publish Date: 06August 2017 - 15:07
During a meeting with Minister of Energy and Water Resources
of the Republic of Tajikistan Usmonali Usmonzoda, Iranian Minister of Energy
Hamid Chitchian expressed hope that a joint commission between the two
countries will convene in the near future given that a committee has been
recently formed in Dushanbe in order to follow up the issue.
He said Iran’s Ministry of Energy has always sought to
provide economic and technical requirements of the two sides in a bid to boost
economic cooperation; "we hope that debts of Sang Toodeh II Hydroelectric Power
Plant will be settled so that the Iranian side can expand sphere of
Touching upon CASA-1000 power project, Chitchian said Iran
could launch partnership with the electricity route and part of the electricity
produced at Sang Toodeh II can be transferred to Iran.
Later at the meeting, Usmonzoda of Tajikistan said heads of
the four governments involved in CASA-1000 project as well as investment banks
had gathered in Dushanbe and reached preliminary agreements.
He referred to presence of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
as well as a foreign investor in construction of CASA-1000 500kw project
voicing optimism that remaining technical issues will be resolved by the end of
the present year.
Tajikistan’s minister of energy and water resources pointed
to capabilities of Iranian firms inviting them to take part at tenders held in
The official noted that he was present at inauguration
ceremony of President Rouhani on behalf of his country’s president, stating
that Dushanbe was ready to host the joint commission between the two sides in
the coming months.