Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji said: “Iran and Nigeria enjoy many capacities that they can use in the future to expand bilateral relations in the field of energy.”
Speaking on Saturday morning, Mr. Owji also underlined signing of a memorandum of understanding between Iran and Nigeria for cooperation in various fields, including the export of technical and engineering services and petrochemical products (urea).
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with the visiting Nigerian Timipre Sylva, the Nigeria Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, stating that Iran and Nigeria had previously held various talks on the sidelines of the meeting of the heads of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Qatar.
“In today's meeting, according to the previous constructive meetings with the Nigerian side, a favorable memorandum of understanding for cooperation was signed between Iranian companies and Nigeria in various fields of energy, including the export of technical and engineering services to this African country, fueling gasoline cars using the capabilities of Iranian companies, using the capabilities of Nigerian side for production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the development of Nigerian oil and gas fields.”
Pointing out that the reconstruction and modernization of Nigeria's oil and gas refineries was one of the other highlights of today's memorandum, Mr Owji clarified: “Considering Nigeria's high capacities in the field of crude oil export and LNG production plants and the export of this energy carrier, we can establish long-term cooperation between the two countries.”