Talking to reporters following the meeting of Iranian Petroleum
Minister Bijan Zangeneh and visiting Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Energy
Minister Kakha Kaladze here on Tuesday, he said, “The Georgian public and
private sectors are interested in buying gas from Iran.”
“The negotiations are underway,” he added, “We hope that
based on the agreements reached so far, exporting gas to Georgia will be
“It is expected that gas export will start early next year
(starting March 21)” Kameli said.
He said the contract which will be initially valid for seven
months will serve as the basis to study feasibility of exporting gas to Georgia for longer duration.
“Georgia has to obtain necessary licenses from Armenia for
the transit of gas,” said the CEO.
“If it proves economical, mid- and long-term contracts will
be signed with Georgia,” he added.