Iran capable of diversifying energy, goods transportation

The Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys good capacity of diversifying routes of energy and commodities transit because of its geographical situation, an Iranian envoy said.

Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Tbilisi Mahmoud Adib made the remarks in a meeting with Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Levan Davitashvili on Friday.

Adib noted that The Islamic Republic of Iran is located in the way of north-south and east-west corridors; so, it can play a key role in diversifying energy and goods transportation.

The Iranian diplomat also pointed to the current international demand for energy and Georgia’s position as the connecting point of transit routes to Europe, emphasizing the need for utilizing the opportunity in implementing energy transit projects.

The two officials discussed various issues, including economic cooperation between Georgia and Iran.

Davitashvili, for his part, referred to agreements with neighboring states regarding energy delivery and swap, saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Georgia can develop collaborations in information technology, high-speed internet as well as power swap in the framework of a tripartite agreements.

The Georgian minister also congratulated Adib for his appointment as the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Tbilisi, and wished for his success in his new mission.

Iran plans to increase gas production from Persian Gulf

Iran plans to increase its natural gas production from fields located in the Persian Gulf, according to an official in Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum.

Esmail Amiri, who leads the development projects department at Pars Oil and Gas Company, said on Sunday that the company will invest billions of dollars to develop four gas fields in the Persian Gulf in the upcoming years.

Amiri said that the fields planned to be developed are Kish, Farzad, Belal and Phase 11 and Phase 14 of the South Pars, the largest gas field in the world that straddles the maritime border between Iran and Qatar.

He told IRNA that that the development projects will increase Iran’s gas output by up to 56 million cubic meters per day.

Iran has a nominal gas production capacity of around 1,000 mcm per day of which more than 700 mcm comes from South Pars.

Iraqi Electricity Ministry: Iraq to import more gas from Iran

The Iraqi Electricity Ministry announced that it had reached an agreement with Iran on importing more gas.

The Iraqi Electricity Ministry Spokesman Ahmad Musa said that the agreement was made during the Iraqi prime minister’s recent visit to Tehran.

Iraq expects and hopes that more gas will be injected into its power plants, he said adding that the two sides have agreed to prepare to be prepared for winter and even summer.

He noted that the two sides have signed the agreements and contracts between the two parties regarding the injection of a certain level of gas in winter and summer.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani stressed that Iraq is trying to pay Iran’s arrears through special mechanisms.

From Iraq’s point of view, interaction is the best way to avoid problems, he said emphasizing the Iraqi government’s commitment to cooperate with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all common fields.

Iran,Turkmenistan stress cooperation on water, energy areas

Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian and Turkmenistan’s President Serdar Berdimuhamedow, in a meeting in Ashgabat on Wednesday, explored the enhancement of cooperation on water and energy areas.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed ways for further increased cooperation based on the existing potentials of both countries.

They discussed exchange of energy between the two countries, the possibility of transit of Turkmenistan’s electricity, dredging rivers of Hariroud and Atrak, and more interaction of the two countries on drafting a trilateral agreement between Iran, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Hariroud River.

Iran’s exports to Qatar up 30% in 1 month

The spokesman for the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade said that Iran’s exports to Qatar have seen 30% growth in one month compared with the same period last year.

Speaking to IRNA, Omid Qalibaf said that Iran-Qatar trade is progressive, adding that exports of products like steel, glass, shrimp, fish, tomato, white cement, confectionary, and chocolate have experienced 100% growth in the first seven months of the Iranian calendar.

Based on the agreement, the two countries will increase the volume of trade from $200m to $3b, he added.

He referred to the dispatch of a new commercial advisor to Doha, establishing a trade center in Qatar, holding an exclusive exhibition and an agreement on the financial settlement mechanism as the most important structural measures in line with developing trade ties between Iran and Qatar.

Qalibaf pointed to Iran’s recent exhibition in Qatar, saying that the two countries agreed to export 250 tons of food to Qatar.

Iran-Tajikistan joint commission to convene soon

The 15th edition of Iran-Tajikistan joint commission session is due to be held in Tehran on December 4-5.

Mehdi Safari, the deputy Iranian Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy, said that the Iran-Tajikistan joint commission will be participated by Iran’s Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian, and Tajikistan’s Minister of Energy and Water Resources.

He said that the expansion of cooperation in different trade, financial, energy, transportation, industry, technical and engineering, health, investment, and tourism will be on the agenda of the commission session.

The last edition of the Iran-Tajikistan Joint Economic Commission was held six months ago in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Iran, Russia can use export capacities to boost mutual trade

 A top official at Iran’s Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization said on Saturday that the export capacities of Iran and Russia can pave the ground for the further promotion of trade ties between the two countries.

Azizollah Qorbani, deputy head of ISIIPO for small industries, made the comments in a meeting with a group of Russian economic operators in Tehran.

He said that many small and medium-sized companies are now active in Iran, which are capable enough and can significantly contribute to boosting trade exchanges between the two sides.

The official said that Russian economic operators can pay visits to Iran’s industrial parks in order to assess ground for the promotion of bilateral trade relations.

The Russians present in the Saturday meeting represented more than 30 companies.

They were the latest Russian delegates to visit Iran over the past months.

Iran-Turkmenistan 6-month trade exceeds last year’s total

Iran’s Ambassador in Ashgabat said that Iran-Turkmenistan trade in the first half of 2022 exceeded their total trade in 2021.

Gholam Abbas Arbab-Khales told IRNA in the opening ceremony of Bajgiran border market on Monday that Iran’s active economy diplomacy has caused the surge in trade with Turkmenistan.

Arbab-Khales said that the trade between the two countries has reached $233 million in the first half of 2022, while their trade amounted to 227 million dollars in the whole 2021.

He anticipated that the trade volume between the two countries would reach nearly twice of the volume for the last year by the end of 2022, noting that the surge has been possible due to Iran’s new policies in expanding economic ties with neighbors.

The ambassador highlighted Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedow’s choosing of Iran as his second foreign trip destination at his capacity as president as sign of Iran’s significance for Turkmenistan’s government.


Russia-Iran trade center prelude to reach $8b trade

ran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) considers the establishment of the first Iranian trade center in Russia as an effective step to pave the ground for reaching annual eight-billion-dollar trade within two years.

Chairman of the TPO Alireza Peymanpak said on Thursday that the first Iranian trade center in Russia would facilitate trade exchanges, pave the way for holding meetings between Russian and Iranian merchants, signing memoranda of understanding, preparing required documents, banking, insurance and customs consultations, as well as supporting industrialists and merchants in terms of legal issues.


The first trade center is scheduled to remove obstacles in the way of trade exchanges between Russia and Iran, the official noted, adding that different Iranian entities such as the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, the TPO, the Joint Chamber of Commerce and the parliament helped set up the center.


According to the Iranian official, the establishment of the first trade center of Iran in Russia is expected to be an important step towards materializing the outlook of eight billion dollars trade in the next two years.


He further said that the two countries are determined to increase the volume of economic ties, so the trade center can organize coordination and cooperation concerning the expansion of connections and the set-up of several exhibitions.


For his part, Chairman of the Central Union of Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation Dmitry Zubov said that the trade center can pave the way for signing contracts and procuring documents as well as providing legal support when it comes to mutual economic cooperation between Russians and Iranians.

Iranian businesses in Venezuela to display products

A delegation of 82 Iranian knowledge-based companies have traveled to Venezuela for an Iran-made products exhibition to boost technological interactions between Tehran-Caracas.

The exclusive exhibition is intended to showcase Iranian products and prepare a ground for vis-à-vis meetings between Iranian knowledge enterprises and Venezuelan businesses.


The Iranian companies are active in such fields as health, medication and medical equipment, agriculture, biotechnology, innovative industries, ICT, industrial machinery, and petrochemicals and are slated to attend over 500 specialized meetings with Venezuelan businesses.

Iran, Brazil take 1st step to strengthen mineral, economic ties

The first step to foster Tehran- Brasília ties in mineral and economic fields has been taken as this year is named year of development of bilateral mineral cooperation, Iran’s Ambassador to Brazil Hossein Qaribi has said.

Qaribi made the remarks at Brazil’s mining congress, aka EXPOSIBRAM, in Belo Horizonte in southeast Brazil.

The first step to develop mineral cooperation is taken and “we will be close to the goals gradually,” the ambassador underlined.

Qaribi went on to say that the two countries are to enhance bilateral ties which had decreased in recent years due to the coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 6,520,000 worldwide since its outbreak in December, 2019.

Both countries enjoy rich mines and mining capacities, he noted.

“I’m sure that a very good and constructive prospect awaits the two sides.”

An Iranian delegation attended IBRAM 2022 in which more than 200 reputable Brazilian and foreign companies have participated to show their latest achievements from September 12 to 15.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman meets with Pakistani FM

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Tuesday met with Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi at a two-day meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Pakistan.

Qureshi welcomed the head and members of Iranian delegation and expressed his satisfaction with the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan in the 48th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states.

During a conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Saeed Khatibzadeh, conveyed Nowruz greetings of Hussein Amir Abdullahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran to his Pakistani counterpart.

The 48th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation started moments ago with the presence of delegations of member countries, including the Iranian delegation in the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Khatibzadeh, Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country, is chairing the Iranian delegation in the two-day meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Pakistani capital.

Pakistani Foreign Minister is chairing the 48th Ministerial Meeting of OIC member states.

The motto of the meeting of Islamic Foreign Ministers is “Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice, and Development.” The event coincides with the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the second international organization after the United Nations, which has 57 members from an Islamic country based on four continents, established in 1969 as the collective voice of the Islamic world and a guarantee to protect and defend their interests.

China buys more Iranian oil now than it did before sanctions

China’s purchases of Iranian oil have risen to record levels in recent months, exceeding a 2017 peak when the trade was not subject to U.S. sanctions, tanker tracking data showed.

Chinese imports exceeded 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) for January, according to estimates of three tanker trackers, surpassing the 623,000 bpd peak recorded by Chinese customs in 2017 before former U.S. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions in 2018 on Iranian oil exports, Reuters reported.

Iran, Tajikistan cooperate in construction of renewable energies’ power houses

Tajikistan’s minister of energy and water resources said that Tajikistan is engaged in a program that includes construction of 700 megawatts of solar and wind power houses and keeping in mind Iran’s invaluable experience in this field we hope to establish a valuable bilateral cooperation in this field.

Minister Juma Daler Shofakir in his meeting with the Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian at the Energy Ministry in Tehran added in a press conference: Iran and Tajikistan have valuable experience in construction of the Sang-Tudeh 2 power house and “we hope in our bilateral cooperation in construction of solar and wind power houses that experience will help us”.

“The Iranian firms have broad participation in Tajikistan’s project and of our country’s largest Raqoon Dam and Water Power House is one of the major projects under construction in collaboration with Iranian engineering companies,” he added.

Tajikistan’s minister of energy and water resources said that the Raqoon Power House can generate 3,700 megawatts of hydropower.

Juma Daler Shofakir added that in upcoming years Tajikistan will construct new water power houses, as this is included in that country’s development plan.

“We are glad that we have signed the contract on construction of the Sang-Tudeh Dam with Iran, and today we talked about construction of new power houses,” he addd.

Iran, Qatar hold bilateral meeting on coastal, border coordination

Delegations from Iran and Qatar held a bilateral meeting in Doha to address issues related to coastal and border security.

According to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA), the 16th meeting of the Coast Guard and Border Security Managers between Qatar and the Islamic Republic of Iran was held to discuss some issues related to the coastal and border security of the two countries.

According to the report, the Qatari delegation was headed by Brigadier General Nasser Jabr al-Nuaimi, Director General of Qatari Coast and Border Security, and the Iranian delegation was led by Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goodarzi, Commander of the Border Police.

The meeting was held in line with the agreement signed between the two countries on coordination on vessel security issues and other issues related to coastal and border security.