Dr Farooq Abdullah for enhancing Indo-Iran ties in renewable energy
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Tehran, Mar 5: India and Iran have agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of renewable energy. At a meeting with Mehmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran in Tehran, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy called for an enhancement in bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Iran especially in the field of renewable energy.
President Ahmadinejad agreed that the two countries should use their full potential to enhance cooperation and bilateral ties, an official statement issued today said.
Earlier in the day, Dr. Abdullah had a bilateral meeting with the Iranian Energy Minister, Majid Namjou.
Namjou said Iran intended to develop renewable energies in cooperation with India.
Dr. Abdullah outlined the progress India has made in generating power through use of renewable energies, especially wind and solar.
He highlighted the progress of India’s National Solar Mission which has resulted in significant increase in installed capacity and an almost 40% fall in costs.
Dr Abdullah also had bilateral meetings with the Governor-General of Shiraz, Hossein Sadegh Abedin, and Governor-General of Isfahan, Dr. Alireza Zakar Esfahani.
Dr. Abdullah also called for enhanced cooperation in tourism, cultural exchanges and people to people contacts.
Dr. Abdullah was accompanied by Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Minister for Science & Technology and Information Technology, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Gireesh B Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.
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