Tehran, Beirut to discuss energy cooperation
Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou traveled to Beirut on Thursday to meet the Lebanese officials and confer on energy cooperation between the two countries, Fars reported.
Namjou arrived in Beirut on Thursday to finalize agreements between the two countries.
The minister is visiting Lebanon for three days at the invitation of his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil.
Namjou is to meet top Lebanese officials, including President Michel Suleiman, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Minister of Economy and Trade Nicolas Nahhas. The meetings will focus on the issues of mutual interest.
Iran and Lebanon enjoy cordial relations and have further expanded these ties in recent years.
The two sides have exchanged several delegations of high-ranking officials in the last three years.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid a landmark visit to Beirut in October 2010. The two countries signed a cluster of economic agreements during President Ahmadinejad's visit.