Iran offers Bangladesh to join IP pipeline


DHAKA – Iran has proposed to Bangladesh to join the gas pipeline project that is due to supply Pakistan’s dire energy needs with Iran’s natural gas resources.

Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Abbas Vaezi was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune. He voiced Tehran’s readiness to export oil and gas to Bangladesh, and added that Iran is ready to extend Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline to Bangladesh.

He said that Iran has talked with Pakistani and Indian sides over the gas pipeline project and is prepared to negotiate with Bangladeshi officials about the extension of the pipeline. Vaezi said that Iran and Bangladesh have already had talks in this regard, but the project needs feasibility studies before implementation.

The Iranian ambassador also said that Iran has invited the Bangladeshi Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid to visit Tehran for discussing gas exports to Bangladesh and cooperation on other energy fields.

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