Iran offers roadmap for energy cooperation with Brazil

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) – Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki suggested on Wednesday for drawing up a “roadmap” for energy cooperation between Iran Brazil especially in oil sector and producing electricity.

“We should draw up a roadmap (for cooperation) in energy field… in order to recognize the two countries’ potentials for joint work in petrochemical sector, building refineries and producing electricity,” Mottaki said in a meeting with Brazilian Energy Minister Edison Lobao in Brasilia.

 

Iran’s foreign minister also offered cooperation in agricultural and scientific fields.

 

“Today, a new chapter has been opened in relations between the two countries which originates from the political will of the two sides,” Mottaki explained.

 

Edison Lobao also said his country supports economic ties with Tehran.

 

“Iran is our friend which we deeply like to develop relations with,” he noted.

 

The energy minister said Iran and Brazil, as two important counties with valuable experiences and potential, “complement” each other and therefore “we can have good cooperation in all areas especially in energy sector.”

 

Edison Lobao also welcomed cooperation between Iranian and Brazilian companies in implementing joint ventures.

 

Mottaki who arrived in Brazil on Wednesday for a two-day visit was to fly to Caracas for a meeting with Venezuelan officials.

 

A political and economic delegation is accompanying the minister.

 

The current administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has put developing ties with African and Latin American countries as a foreign policy priority.

 

PA/PA

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