Iraqi Delegation to Visit Turkmenistan for Energy Contracts Finalization

A general view shows an Iraqi national flag flown in front of excess gas as its being burnt off, at a pipeline in the newly opened section of the oil refinery of Zubair, southwest of Basra in southern Iraq, on March 3, 2016. (AFP photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — An Iraqi delegation is scheduled to visit Turkmenistan in order to finalize joint contracts concerning the energy sector of both countries, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) on Saturday reported. 

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani held a meeting with Maksat Babayev, the Minister of State for Turkmenistan Gas Affairs, and his accompanying delegation, according to the INA.

During the meeting, discussions were held regarding the bilateral relations between the two nations, strategies for their development, and the strengthening of cooperation in the energy and gas sectors.

The report further revealed that the meeting concluded with the signing of a joint memorandum of understanding, which aims to import gas from Turkmenistan to Iraq, thereby addressing the gas requirements of power stations.

Additionally, an Iraqi delegation is scheduled to travel to Turkmenistan on October 25 to finalize the contracts.

Meanwhile, Babayev conveyed the greetings of the President of Turkmenistan to Sudani and expressed Turkmenistan’s eagerness to enhance cooperation with Iraq across various sectors, ultimately benefiting both nations.

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