Dec 19, 2017, 8:56 AM
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Agriculture, energy apt areas for ties with Iran: Nakhchivan official

Tehran, Dec 19, IRNA - Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Vasif Talibov said on Monday that electricity-gas exchange with Iran and promoting agricultural ties are among the suitable areas of bilateral cooperation.

“Today, we witness good economic relations between Iran and Nakhchivan and we will work for further improving cooperation with Iran,' he said in a meeting with Iran’s Finance Minister Masoud Karbasian here on Monday.
Announcing that Nakhchivan produces 20 megawatts of solar power each year, he added that it exchanged 80 million kilowatts of energy this year, and is prepared for increasing it.

'Nakhchivan generates huge energy from its hydraulic power plants in rainy seasons and it can hold talks with Iran for selling surplus energy.'

Karbasian, for his part, underlined Iran’s resolve to promote ties with Nakhchivan, saying that bilateral ties has experienced a substantial boost during the persidency of Hassan Rouhani.

In addition to cooperation in the fields of trade and tourism, he added, banking, transit and industrial ties should take a more fundamental shape.

Talibov arrived in Tehran on December 17 and sat down for talks with Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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