Speaking in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Hamid
Younis Salih in Tehran on Tuesday, Araghi said Iran is ready to export some of
its capabilities in gas industry to neighboring countries like Iraq.
He said Iran enjoys the largest natural gas reserves and the best operational
standards in gas industry and it can share them with Iraq.
Iran can also cooperate with Iraq in training, designing, execution,
transfer pipelines, construction of networks and pressure booster stations,
On Tuesday, in a meeting with Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan
Zangeneh, Younis Salih said his country needs to cooperate with Iran in order
to develop its gas network infrastructure.
Salih said Baghdad has major plans for improving its gas
infrastructure which include formation of gas distribution network in
industrial and residential sectors as well as producing gas-run cars.
"Iraq needs to cooperate with Iran in order to
materialize these plans," the Iraqi official said, adding, "Iran
enjoys valuable experiences in the gas sector."
The Iraqi official further said, Iraq will certainly take advantage of
the experiences of Iranian private developers whether in investment in and
development of Iraq's gas industry.
Earlier this year, Iran and Iraq signed two memoranda of understanding
(MoUs) for developing two small joined fields and initiating cooperation in oil
projects like laying out a pipeline for delivery of oil and petroleum products.