Armenia hails Iran’s “astonishing” progress in energy
Armenia’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures visiting Iran Oil Show 2022 here on Sunday termed the country’s progress in the energy sector as “astonishing.”
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Accompanied by Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company Mohsen Khojestehmehr, Gnel Sanosyan visited the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition.
The exhibition kicked off during an opening ceremony at Tehran’s Permanent Fairground on Friday and will run through Monday, May 16.
The four-day exhibition hosts 1,200 Iranian and 44 foreign companies or their agents.
Apart from domestic participants representing Iran, foreign companies are from Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine, South Africa, and Belgium.
“What I saw at this big event stunned me,” said the visiting minister, adding, “Iran’s governmental and private sectors’ equipment and capabilities in both oil and gas industries impressed me.”
The top Armenia official also praised Iran’s progress made inside and outside the country, hoping that the relations between Yerevan and Tehran will be further deepened.
Khojastehmehr, for his part, said the two countries had boosted their economic cooperation, particularly in the gas, electricity, and other energy sectors.
The NIOC CEO added that Iran is determined to promote its economic cooperation, especially in the energy sector, with Armenia exporting its fuel, gas, petrochemical products, refining know-how, and technical services to the neighboring country.
He expressed hope that Sanosyan’s visit to Iran would provide the two sides with an opportunity to expand their cooperation.