Azerbaijan, Iran discussed the restoration of Khudafarin bridges

Azerbaijan, Iran discussed the restoration of Khudafarin bridges
# 15 March 2024 13:08 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov, who is on a visit to Iran, met with Ali Akbar Mehrabian, the country's energy minister, APA reports citing the Ministry.

The current issues of cooperation in the field of electric energy between the two countries were discussed in the meetings of limited and extended formats.

The ministers exchanged views on the implementation status of the construction project of "Khudafarin" and "Giz-Galasy" hydroelectric stations and hydropower plants on the Araz River, as well as the processes carried out within the framework of the Joint Technical Commission and Working Group.

According to the information, satisfaction was expressed that the works on hydro-junctions are at the stage of completion, and it was said that the opening ceremony of "Khudafarin" and "Giz-Galasy" hydro-junctions will be held soon. The importance of speeding up issues related to the construction of power plants was also emphasized, and it was agreed to speed up the process. Issues related to the use of water resources, as well as joint measures with the Iranian side on the restoration, protection, and maintenance of the historical Khudafarin bridges, were discussed.

At the meeting, measures to speed up the construction of the 36 MW Ordubad HPP on the Araz River, as well as the current state of cooperation on the coordination of the power grids of Azerbaijan, Iran, and Russia were reviewed.

It was decided to hold a tripartite meeting shortly. During the conversation, the expansion of cooperation on the exchange and transit of electric energy was also discussed. It was agreed to strengthen mutual efforts towards the development of priority projects on the cooperation agenda.

In the end, a press conference was held on the results of the meeting.

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