Iran, Belarus discuss bolstering of energy cooperation

Iran Materials 23 December 2006 14:08 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran and Belarus in Minsk on Saturday discussed avenues for expanding bilateral cooperation in the energy field.

According to the Belarussian state-run news agency (BelTa), Iran's Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh met with Belarussian First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko.

"Iran is keen to cooperate with Belarus in various areas in the field of energy," Vaziri Hamaneh said, reports Trend.

He expressed confidence bilateral cooperation between the two states will receive a boost after his visit to various Belarussian energy sites to look into areas where capabilities of the country's oil experts can best be utilized.

Semashko, for his part, expressed his country's readiness to begin projects for exploitation of Iranian oil fields.

He said that his country has carefully reviewed information presented by Iran with regard to such exploitation.