Iran’s deputy energy minister says Iran, Georgia and Armenia will soon start trilateral cooperation on electricity exchange.
“Through Armenia, we can have energy exchange with Georgia,” Hooshang Falahatian said in a Monday meeting with his Georgian counterpart Mariam Valishvili in Tehran.
The Iranian official also reiterated that, if necessary, Tehran is ready to invest in Georgia’s energy sector and build power plants and electricity transmission lines in the former Soviet Union republic, IRNA reported.
Falahatian also pointed to the planned construction of a 170 kilometer transmission line in Armenia and said after the completion of the project, which will take two years, Iran will be able to have power exchange with Tajikistan.
Meanwhile, Georgian deputy energy minister expressed the hope that Iranian companies would have a more active presence in Georgia’s energy sector.
Mariam Valishvili also referred to the upcoming trilateral meeting to be held by Iran, Georgia and Azerbaijan later this year and said the event will provide a good chance for reviewing investment opportunities in Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Iran has energy exchange with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Islamic Republic seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted major investments for the construction of three new power plants.
Source: Press TV