Expanding co-op with Azerbaijan’s SOCAR important for Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Iran believes it is necessary to expand the energy cooperation with Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, said Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, read a message from SOCAR.
Zanganeh made the remarks during a meeting with SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev in Baku Aug. 8.
During the meeting, Abdullayev pointed to the rapid and successful development of Azerbaijani-Iranian relations, which even more accelerated after Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Iran in February.
SOCAR president expressed confidence that the official visit of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Azerbaijan will become a new stage in the development of bilateral relations.
He noted that the relations between SOCAR and Iran’s oil and gas companies have become even more intensive recently.
Zanganeh, for his part, said Iran attaches great importance to expansion of relations with neighboring countries, including Azerbaijan.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the issues of mutual interest and the prospects for cooperation.
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