Russia, Iran in Talks to Lay Power Line via Armenia

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak

YEREVAN(PanArmenian.net)  — Russia intends to build nuclear power plants in Iran and electricity transmission lines with the country through Armenia and Azerbaijan, Tehran Times cited Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Monday, March 14.

Novak made the remarks after meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hamid Chitchian in Tehran.

In the future, Novak said, the two sides would expand their relations by employing modern technologies, sharing experience and tapping into the sources of solar energy which are abundant in both countries and require joint projects for further development.

Chitchian said, in turn, that by the end of the current week, Russia will sign an agreement with Iran to set up a 1400-megawatt thermal power plant in the country.

“Renovating power producing facilities in Iran is also among the sectors of cooperation between the two countries,” said Chitchian.

According to him, the subject of linking the power grids of Iran, Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan would be further discussed in April in Tbilisi.

Chitchian noted that Iran-Russia joint economic commission would do the follow-up on the implementation of the terms of the agreement.

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