Ukraine vice premier: Kiev ready to share experience with Iran in nuclear field

Tehran, March 9, IRNA - Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Genadi Zobkov said on Wednesday that Kiev is ready to convey experience to Iran in peaceful nuclear field.

Speaking to IRNA, he noted that Iran tried to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear program by communicating with the world.

The Ukrainian prime minister referred to Ukraine longstanding experience in nuclear field and said that Kiev is ready to transfer its experiences to Iran.

Ukraine has now 15 reactors and four nuclear plants and it is ready to share with Iran its experience in field of controlling the nuclear facilities, he noted.

Zobkov said that Kiev is keen to renew its relations with Iran based on mutual respect.

Ukraine wants joint cooperation with Iran instead of just exporting or importing goods, he added.

Ukraine vice prime minister said energy, infrastructure, oil and particularly agriculture are topics of cooperation between Tehran and Kiev.

He referred to his negotiations with Iranian petroleum and energy ministers, adding that Ukraine is interested to help modernizing relevant sectors of Iran's industry.

Zobkov pointed to the document which was signed between Iran and Ukraine on Monday and said that the document covered many spheres.

The possibilities of delivery of products from Iran to Ukraine or via Ukraine are parts of the agreement between Tehran and Kiev, he said.

Ukraine prime minister said that culture sphere is also included in the cooperation agreement because culture is the basis for other parts.

Iran and Ukraine signed a comprehensive economic cooperation on agriculture, investment, oil, gas, energy and banking ties in the context of Tehran-Kiev 5th Joint Economic Commission. The comprehensive document is in 28 pages.

In the signing ceremony, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and co-chairman of the Joint Economic Commission Vladimir Demchishin, four deputy ministers from different Ministries, 22 officials from public sector and 25 directors from private sector were present.

Interview by Hamdollah Emadi Heydari