TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iran’s Envoy to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi has said that Iraq’s Electricity Minister Majid Mahdi Hantoush plans to visit Tehran to facilitate arrears payment.
According to Masjedi, Hantoush is going to visit Iran in the coming days to pave the way for payment of electricity arrears to Iran amid Iraq’s high power consumption season.
Masjedi tweeted that the trip is aimed at expanding energy cooperation between Baghdad and Tehran.
Hantoush expressed hope that Iran would respond positively to Iraq’s gas demand.
In February 2019, Masjedi said that Tehran would help Baghdad to have no power outage by 3 to 4 years.
In a meeting with councilors of Balad city of Salehuddin governorate in Iraq, Masjedi pointed to the trip of ex-Iraqi Minister of Electricity Louay al-Khateeb to Tehran and said, "According to the agreements made between the two parties, shortage in Iraqi’s electricity would be completely removed within the next three to four years.”