Armenian minister may discuss transit of gas in Tehran

Armenian minister may discuss transit of gas in Tehran

YEREVAN, July 18. / ARKA /. Armenia’s minister of energy and natural resources Yervand Zakarian will travel to Iran before  a regular session of the Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental commission, Iranian ambassador to Armenia, Mohammed Reisi, said today, but he declined to say when the session could take place or when the minister may go to Tehran.

According to the ambassador, the Armenian minister may discuss in Tehran among other things also a possible transit of gas through the territory of Armenia.

He stressed that Iran has repeatedly declared its readiness to cooperate with Armenia in all areas, however, before starting transit of gas through the territory of Armenia an appropriate infrastructure must be built, more precisely, a new pipeline with wider diameter.

"If a necessary infrastructure is created, and a new pipeline with wider diameter is built for the transit of gas through the territory of Armenia, we do not see any problems in the organization of this process,” said the ambassador said. 

However, according to him, creation of such infrastructure requires huge investment. He said construction of a railroad alone requires an investment of $4 billion. 

‘The same can be said about the gas pipeline - it requires huge investments and time,"  he said. -0 –

18:37 18.07.2014

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