Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian, and his Tunisian counterpart, Mongi Marzouk, negotiated mutual cooperation expansion between both countries in the energy sector, Iran Daily reported.

According to Chitchian, the meeting was a major step forward for the two countries to improve their energy cooperation and address each other’s needs, Tasnim News Agency reported. The meeting included exchanging views on key aspects of Iranian-Tunisian cooperation and explored potential capacities and needs of the two sides in the field of energy.

By his side, the Managing Director of Iranian Energy Ministry’s Water and Energy Industries and Exports Support Center, Homayoun Haeri, stated that the North African country is a new destination for Iran to direct its electricity industry exports, noting that the Islamic republic will augment technical and engineering services exports.

Terminating all the nuclear-related sanctions last January, the Islamic Republic has been taking progressive steps towards increasing its exports. Not only is Iran securing its Middle East market share, but it has also considered increasing its exports to Europe as well.