TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian exchanged views with Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar on the permanent transmission of electricity to Afghanistan.
The two also discussed, through a videoconference, preparation for holding a joint economic commission next month to plan and implement joint economic programs, Nehr News Agency (MNA) reported on Sunday.
The Iranian and Afghanistan’s officials further held talks on implementation of electricity generation program within the framework of joint projects, reducing tariffs on imported electricity, customs tariffs and creating preferential tariffs on Afghan agricultural exports to Iran.
The Iranian energy minister emphasized Tehran’s support for cooperation with Kabul, especially in the field of energy production and transmission.
Last month, a delegation from the Iranian ministry of energy traveled to Afghanistan to develop mutual relations and discuss joint ventures in electricity sector.
Afghanistan currently imports electricity from neighboring Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
- source : Iran Daily