Iran, Nigeria discuss energy coop.

TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – Iran's Ambassador to Abuja Mohammad Ali Bak met and held talks with Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Timipre Marlin Sylva on the expansion of energy cooperation.

During the meeting which took place on Tuesday in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, the Iranian ambassador and Nigerian minister discussed topics of mutual interest. 

Emphasizing the many commonalities between Iran and Nigeria in the field of energy, including the membership of the two countries in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Assembly of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the two sides stressed the need to further expand cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy.

Iranian ambassador presented his credentials to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja in September.

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