The Minister of Electricity and the US Assistant Secretary of State discuss accelerating the implementation of the memorandum of cooperation concluded in Washington

The Minister of Electricity, Ziad Ali Fadel, discussed with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Affairs, Jeffrey Pyatt, today, Wednesday, the acceleration of the implementation of the memorandum of cooperation concluded in Washington.

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The Minister of Electricity, Ziad Ali Fadel, discussed with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Affairs, Jeffrey Pyatt, today, Wednesday, the acceleration of the implementation of the memorandum of cooperation concluded in Washington. The media office of the Minister of Electricity said in a statement: 'The Minister of Electricity, Ziad Ali Fadel, received in his office the US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Affairs, Jeffrey Bayat, in the presence of the US Ambassador to Iraq.' He added: "During the meeting, the two sides discussed cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy, where the minister reviewed the ministry's projects that it is implementing in the production, distribution and transportation sectors, and its plans to diversify sources of energy supply through a package of electrical interconnection projects, and other projects in the field of clean energy." The meeting touched on the role of American and foreign companies in contributing to modernizing the infra structure of the electricity sector in Iraq. The minister referred - according to the statement - to 'the contracts concluded with the company (GE) for the rehabilitation and maintenance of production stations for a period of 5 years, as well as the conversion of gas stations from simple cycles to complex cycles, which the American company is currently implementing in more than one location.' in Iraq". They discussed accelerating the steps to implement the provisions of the memorandum of cooperation concluded during the recent visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to Washington, including supplying the electrical system with about 3,000 new megawatts through the implementation of new energy projects. The Minister called on American companies to "submit their offers for the smart transformation project in the electrical system, which the Ministry is implementing in several selected areas of Baghdad and the governorates as a first stage. It is expected that this project will contribute to improvin g the performance of the electrical network and ensuring 24-hour supply hours daily for citizens". For his part, the American official stressed Washington's interest in supporting the Iraqi government's steps in enhancing the performance of the electrical system, and moving towards investing in clean energy projects suitable for the environment. Source: National Iraqi News Agency