Lebanon willing to import diesel, mazut from Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 31
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Lebanon has expressed interest to import mazut and diesel from Iran, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, the Iranian deputy oil minister for International Affairs, said.
He made the remarks following a meeting of the visiting Lebanese Minister of Industries Hussein al-Hajj Hassan with Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, SHANA news agency reported.
The Lebanese official also expressed interest to cooperate with Iran in the field of education, Zamaninia said.
Zanganeh, for his part, expressed Iran’s willingness to cooperate with Lebanon in the fields of mutual interests.
Heading a delegation of 70 Lebanese businessmen and officials, Hassan, arrived in Tehran on Aug. 28.
Besides Zanganeh, the Lebanese minister met with senior Iranian officials including government spokesman and head of Budget and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammadreza Nematzadeh, Agricultural Minister Mohammad Hojjati and Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian.
The Lebanese delegation is the latest business group to have visited Iran in 2016 following the removal of international sanctions against Tehran.