Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister, Panos Skourletis, and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and America, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, have agreed upon expanding the energy cooperation between the two nations, noting the great potential in this area, reported Tehran Times.

At the meeting that was also attended by Iran’s Ambassador to Athens and Hellenic Petroleum CEO, Grigoris Stergioulis, the two sides discussed the LNG projects, renewable energy cooperation, and ways to conserve the energy that can potentially be implemented.

The source quoted Skourletis saying that Greece is willing to become “a bridge between Iran and the European Union.” He confirmed Athens’ strong intentions to boost its energy cooperation with Tehran.

On another note, the Executive Director for International Affairs at National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Seyyed Mohsen Ghamsari, has affirmed that Iran’s oil deals with European countries have exceeded those of the pre-sanction era; currently, Iran has managed to regain 80% of its lost share in European oil market without offering any discounts, according to Mehr News Agency.