The Islamic Republic of Iran, Germany and Afghanistan cooperate in terms of developing renewable and clean energy generation in potential border areas.
According to SATBA Public Relations and International Affairs, a trilateral meeting of Iran, Germany and Afghanistan was held with the presence of Iran Minister of Energy, Deputy Minister and Head of SATBA, Ambassador of Germany in Iran, relevant managers of the Government of Germany, the Director of Breshna Afghanistan Company and the representatives of Siemens via video conference. The session was devoted to review renewable energy development strategies, especially in the border areas of Iran and Afghanistan.
Dr. Ardakanian expressed his satisfaction for holding the meeting and pointed to the history of relations as well as numerous commonalities between the two countries of Iran and Afghanistan and considered great capacities for different relations between the two countries.
He also referred to Germany as one of the countries accompanying Islamic Republic of Iran, especially in specialized and technical fields that has tried to continue its relations with Iran in different conditions.
“Given the joint border between Iran and Afghanistan and the existence of renewable energy sources at the joint border points, Iran has put its focus on "identifying opportunities in the mentioned areas", "assessing the potential of renewable energy sources" and "development of power transmission lines. The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to offer different capacities including "specialized expertise and technical support", "potential assessment of renewable energy sources", and "Iran's robust electricity grid for electricity transmission". We will do our best to support and assist you in this effort.” He said.
He urged the relevant managers and experts in all three countries to follow up on the issues of these agreements with a special priority, and hoped that the results of this cooperation will be in line with the goals of the Iran-Germany and Iran-Afghanistan Joint Commissions.
At the same time, considering the satisfaction of both sides in this cooperation, he stressed the need to accelerate the formation of joint working groups between the three countries.
During the talks, German Ambassador to Iran Hans Mosel, while welcoming the establishment and development of joint cooperation in technical fields, including the development of renewable power plants in the region, emphasized the formation of joint working groups between the three countries.
Siemens presented a 4-year roadmap for the development of renewable energy in Afghanistan and referred to the technical and structural features of Iran in the electricity industry, considered Iran's presence in advancing the goals set for the development of the electricity industry in Afghanistan.
The representative of the Government of Afghanistan stressed the need for sustainable electricity supply in his country and welcomed the cooperation of Iran and Germany in this field.
At the end of the meeting, with the agreement of the present parties, it was decided to start a roadmap for the development of renewable energy, especially wind energy development in west of Afghanistan, in accordance with Iran's proposal, holding future meetings and forming joint working groups with representatives of the parties.