Turkey And Iran To Go On With Energy Talks

TEHRAN - An Iranian minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and his country would go on holding energy talks.

Iran`s Minister of Petroleum Qolam Hosein Nozari told reporters that Turkey and Iran would continue their deliberations on an energy agreement.

Nozari said that Turkey was awaiting answers to various questions regarding the deal, and expressed hope to reach a result soon.

The Iranian minister also said two countries were about to eliminate problems.

Nozari also said deliberations would be held in Tehran in coming weeks on management of natural gas areas in South Pars and transportation of Iranian natural gas to Europe via Turkey.

The South Pars/North Dome field is a gas condensate field located in the Persian Gulf. It is the largest gas field in the world, shared between Iran and Qatar.

Turkey and Iran signed in July 2007 a memorandum of understanding to transfer Iranian natural gas to Europe via Turkey, transport Turkmen natural gas to Europe via Iran and Turkey, and to boost cooperation in oil trade.

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