AKIPRESS.COM - Iran as a powerful country in developing electricity networks plans to provide Tajik electricity industry operators with expertise training, an Iranian official said, IRNA reported.
Deputy Minister of Energy for International Affairs Mohammad-Ali Farahnakian told IRNA that Tajikistan and Iran have reached agreement that Tajik electricity specialists travel to Tehran in order to take part in educational courses in this field.
Pointing to a recent visit by Tajikistan’s Minister of the Energy and Water Recourses Daler Juma to Tehran, the Iranian official noted that Mr. Daler Juma also presides Tajik side of the Iran-Tajikistan Joint Economic Commission, who traveled to the Islamic Republic to review expansion of mutual cooperation.
Iranian Minister of Oil Javad Owji and the Tajik minister reached very good agreements to bolster collaboration in crude oil sector, Farahnakian mentioned.
The deputy minister went on to say that Tajik and Iranian officials have agreed upon holding training courses in Tehran to get Tajik electricity operators acquainted with state-of-the-art technology in Iran.
Turkey and Iran are great producers and exporters of electricity in West Asia, but Tajikistan has shown interest to dispatch Tajik electricity operators to Tehran to receive training, the Iranian official added.
Moreover, Iran has not experienced blackouts for 18 years, while many other countries, including neighboring states, suffer from the problem every now and then, Farahnakian said, arguing that such an important issue is among the reasons that persuaded the Tajik side to send electricity operators to Iran for specialized training.
Cooperation in energy sector and training courses for Tajik operators can help boost bilateral ties between the two countries, he noted.
Tajikistan’s Minister of the Energy and Water Recourses Daler Juma traveled to Iran last week in order to discuss expansion of collaborations and coordination with Iranian officials.