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Iran's gas destined to Europe via Georgia and Black Sea

26 December 2016 , 15:00Neftegaz.RU1222

Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam-Hossein Shafeie said December 24, 2016, that Iran's gas can be exported to Europe via Georgia and the Black Sea in the near future.


Cooperation between the 2 countries (Iran and Armenia) is of special importance in energy security and in the near future, Iran's gas can be transferred to Europe via Georgia and Black Sea, said Shafeie in an address to the Iran-Armenia Trade Seminar, as Armenian economic officials and Iranian and Armenian private sector activists were present there.


Shafeie was a member of President Hassan Rouhani's entourage in their 3-nation tour of Central Asia, which took them to Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from December 21-23, 2016.


Shafeie said Iran and Armenia have over recent years been strategic partners in the region.

He noted that Iran and Armenia can cooperate in exchange of technical and engineering services as well as in energy, petrochemicals, power transfer, dam building, establishment of industrial and production factors, mining.

He suggested transportation of Armenian goods to other countries, especially China, India and South East Asia, via Persian Gulf Iranian ports.

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