Iran, Turkey agree on water cooperation
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 22
Iran and Turkey have agreed to create joint committees for water affair and other related cooperation on power resources.
Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian held a meeting with Turkey's Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli in Ankara, Trend reports citing ILNA.
The two signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint committee for water cooperation and agreed to exchange data and technology and to run bilateral and multilateral cooperation on affairs of the Araz trans-boundary river and border waters.
Ardakanian also had a meeting with Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez during the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation.
"Turkey seeks to increase the electricity trade from the current 600 megawatts to 1,050 megawatts until 2020," Ardakanian said.
The two officials agreed to form a joint committee in electricity and power transfer, renewable energy plants and electricity market in ECO region.