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Iran: Russian oil and gas companies interested in investing in Iran - Matviyenko01:52

Iran: Russian oil and gas companies interested in investing in Iran - Matviyenko

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
November 14, 2016 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said there was a mutual interest for cooperation between Russian oil and gas companies and Iranian officials, while speaking to journalists in Tehran on Monday.

Matviyenko said "The Iranian side expects investment from our oil and gas companies into field development and into geological exploration. This interest has been stressed many times. Comparing to the fact that the French company Total has already signed the agreement to invest $5 billion into field development, the Iranians stressed that they are interested in Russian entry [into the sector]. The thing is that our big oil and gas companies show great interest to work in Iran, and the Iranians count on the fact that during the upcoming meeting of the intergovernmental commission, which is scheduled for December 13, some specific agreements can be reached."

"The Iranian side is interested in continued cooperation with Russia in the peaceful utilisation of atomic power. They give positive assessments of the beginning of the exploitation of the first power unit of Bushehr power plant and the beginning of the construction of two power units. They are interested in further collaboration in this area," concluded Matviyenko.

The delegation from Russia’s Federation Council headed by Matviyenko arrived in the Iranian capital for a two-day visit. Matviyenko is accompanied by a number of parliamentary officials as well as Head of the Russian Federation Council's defence committee Viktor Ozerov.

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Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said there was a mutual interest for cooperation between Russian oil and gas companies and Iranian officials, while speaking to journalists in Tehran on Monday.

Matviyenko said "The Iranian side expects investment from our oil and gas companies into field development and into geological exploration. This interest has been stressed many times. Comparing to the fact that the French company Total has already signed the agreement to invest $5 billion into field development, the Iranians stressed that they are interested in Russian entry [into the sector]. The thing is that our big oil and gas companies show great interest to work in Iran, and the Iranians count on the fact that during the upcoming meeting of the intergovernmental commission, which is scheduled for December 13, some specific agreements can be reached."

"The Iranian side is interested in continued cooperation with Russia in the peaceful utilisation of atomic power. They give positive assessments of the beginning of the exploitation of the first power unit of Bushehr power plant and the beginning of the construction of two power units. They are interested in further collaboration in this area," concluded Matviyenko.

The delegation from Russia’s Federation Council headed by Matviyenko arrived in the Iranian capital for a two-day visit. Matviyenko is accompanied by a number of parliamentary officials as well as Head of the Russian Federation Council's defence committee Viktor Ozerov.

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