Iran signs 8 MoUs and deals with Latin American countries in oil and agriculture sectors
TEHRAN – During a visit by Iranian Petroleum Minister Javad Oji to Latin America, four memorandums of understanding and two agreements in the field of oil, as well as two memorandums of understanding in the field of agriculture were signed, reported Shana.
Oji led a delegation to some South and Central American countries, including Venezuela and Nicaragua, last week to pursue the government’s new energy diplomacy policies.
Development of cooperation in oil and gas fields, upgrading and modernization of refineries and utilization of refining capacities, training of manpower and expertise in oil, gas and petrochemical industries, export of services engineering and technology transfer and development of export markets for crude oil, gas, condensates and petroleum products were among the topics covered by the agreements.
During this visit, the official had numerous meetings with officials of these countries, during which the aforementioned memoranda and agreements were signed.
The Iranian minister met Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan President, and the country’s oil and foreign ministers, the head of the Venezuelan national oil company, and other senior officials of that country.
During his visit to Nicaragua, Oji also met with President Daniel Ortega and the speaker of the country’s National Assembly, Gustavo Porras Cortés.
The Iranian delegation participated in the meeting of the Joint Economic Committee of the two countries during which they had talks with the Nicaraguan ministers of energy and mines, industry, development and trade, finance and public credit, as well as agriculture and forestry to discuss mutual cooperation.
Oji also traveled to Havana to meet Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and discuss expanding economic ties.
During the meeting with Diaz-Canel, the two sides also signed two memorandums of understanding to expand cooperation between the two countries in various economic sectors, including energy and agriculture.
During his visit to Cuba, Oji also met with Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz and discussed ways for the two countries to work together in the energy sector.
Oji has also visited some oil installations in South and Central America.
Pictured: Petroleum Minister Javad Oji (left) and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel