Swedish Energy Minister Expected

Swedish Energy Minister Expected

Sweden's Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan is slated to arrive in Tehran on Saturday to explore grounds for cooperation with Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. This will be the second and final leg of Baylan's Middle East tour after visiting Turkey earlier in the week. The ministers are expected to discuss energy efficiency programs, renewables and petrochemical projects and production of equipment and machinery in oil and gas industry, Shana reported. Another area of talks can be drilling projects in the Caspian Sea, a particular point of interest for Swedish firms who want to operate in Iran's energy industry after sanctions against it were dropped in January. Tehran and Stockholm took one of the first steps to expand energy cooperation in the post-sanctions era in a December meeting between Zanganeh and Sweden's Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg in Tehran. In a statement ahead of his trip to Tehran, Baylan said Sweden must remain a leader in climate change adaptation and help make it easier for other countries to improve the efficiency of their energy use.


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