News ID: 189364
Published: 1659 GMT 14 Mar 2017

Iran, Australia stress cooperation on renewable energies

Iran, Australia stress cooperation on renewable energies

Senior Iranian and Australian officials in a meeting in Tehran underlined the need for boosting cooperation between the two countries in the fields of water and renewable energies.

In the meeting, Iran's Deputy Energy Minister Alireza Daemi and Member of the South Australian House of Assembly Martin Hamilton-Smith discussed cooperation between the two countries in the fields of water and renewable energies, Fars News Agency reported.

"Iran is keen to work with Australian companies on climate change, renewable energies, desalination of seawater and finance," Daemi said.

Hamilton-Smith hoped for promoting research and academic cooperation between Iran and Australia in the water management, energy, desalination and renewable energies areas during the post-Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action era.

In a relevant development in late September, Tehran and Canberra signed several new agreements to broaden their cooperation in different areas.

"Iran and Australia concluded fresh agreements to forge closer ties," Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo announced.

Ciobo reiterated that a new era of cooperation between the two countries has started. "I am leading a trade delegation of more than 20 companies specializing in different industrial fields to study the cooperation prospects in mining, oil and gas fields.

"We are in the dawn of a new age of the relationship with Iran," Ciobo said in meeting with a group of businessmen in Tehran.

He noted that one of the agreements deals with cooperation between the Australian and Iranian banking sectors on sharing information, and said, "Another concerns sharing Australian expertise and technologies to help Iran manage scarce water resources."

   
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