Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy petroleum minister
for international affairs and trading, who accompanied President Hassan Rouhani
in his visit to Switzerland and Austria, outlined the visit’s achievements,
saying the agreement on energy cooperation between the Iranian Ministry of
Petroleum and the Energy and the Austrian Energy Ministry was extended during
The deal concerns providing petroleum training
and cooperation as well as investment in renewable energies in Iran.
The official further said oil trade talks between
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and Suhail Mohammed Al Marzouei,
UAE Minister of Energy and Industry and the President of the OPEC Conference in
Vienna on July 22, were continuing in Vienna.
Mr. Zamaninia went on to highlight export of natural
gas from Iran to European countries, saying: “Austria wants natural gas to be
exported from the Caspian Sea littoral states and Iran to Europe; talks have
been held and Iran has indicated its keenness in
At the same time, he said the Joint Energy
Committee of Iran and Austria also discussed export of gas to the European
Union; in addition, talks were held with Austrian officials on topics like
alternative energies and enhancing energy consumption optimization in Iran.