BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25
The Islamic Republic of Iran, Germany, and Afghanistan are cooperating in the development of the renewable energy sector in Iranian border areas.
A tripartite meeting of Iran, Germany, and Afghanistan to discuss renewable energy development strategies, especially in the border areas of Iran and Afghanistan, was held by video conference on Tuesday with the presence of the Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Deputy Minister and the Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), German Ambassador to Iran, Afghanistan's main power supply company, Breshna and representatives of Siemens, Trend reports citing IRNA.
Iran's Minister of Energy, Reza Ardakanian, called Germany as one of the countries accompanying the Islamic Republic of Iran, in technical fields, which has tried to maintain its relations with Iran in various conditions. Referring to the common border between Iran and Afghanistan and the existence of suitable renewable energy resources at the common borders, the Minister of Energy noted Iran's plan to "identify opportunities ", "assess the potential of renewable energy resources" and develop "Power transmission lines”.
Expressing satisfaction with the agreements reached between Germany and Afghanistan on the exploitation of renewable energy sources in Afghanistan, he announced Iran's readiness to help achieve these cooperation goals.
Considering the satisfaction of both sides (Iran and Afghanistan), he stressed the need to accelerate the formation of joint working groups between the three countries ( Iran, Afghanistan, and Germany).
During the talks, German Ambassador to Iran Hans-Udo Muzel welcomed the establishment and development of joint cooperation in technical fields, including the development of renewable power plants.
Siemens presented a 4-year roadmap for the development of renewable energy in Afghanistan.
At the end of the meeting, with the agreement of the present parties, it was decided to draw a roadmap for the development of renewable energy, especially wind energy development in western Afghanistan.