TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Senior Iranian and Iraqi energy officials in a meeting in Iraq have discussed broadening of relations in the fields of energy and electricity.
During the meeting in the Iraqi capital, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari and Iraqi Minister of Electricity Qassem al-Fahadawi considered ways to consolidate bilateral ties in the field of energy and electricity.
Al-Fahadawi appreciated Iran for providing some part of Iraq the needed electricity, and expressed the hope that an upcoming visit of First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri to Baghdad on Wednesday to be fruitful.
He said that his country intends to promote bilateral ties between the two countries in all fields.
Shariatmadari reiterated that 80 percent of Iran's electricity is generated in ordinary methods, 10 percent through hydro-energy and 10 percent other through solar and wind energies.
"Iran has signed agreements with companies from 160 different countries in the world to provide electricity upon the most modern technologies," he added.
Iran is supplying parts of Iraq electricity for past several years and this caused electricity crisis to be reduced in some cities, specially the neighboring cities of Iran.
Shariatmadari and the accompanying delegation arrived in Baghdad on Monday and had meetings with Iraqi minister of planning, minister of industry and mine, minister of housing and urban development.
Visit is at the invitation of Iraqi Minister of Planning and acting minister of Trade Salman al-Jumaili.