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5 major water, electricity projects inaugurated in 3 provinces/ Dr Rouhani thanks Russian President for efforts to develop political and economic relations with Iran and regional cooperation

5 large water and electricity projects in Hormozgan, Ilam and Kermanshah provinces were inaugurated on Thursday by the President via video conference.

In the 71st move of 'Prudence and Hope for Surge in Production' campaign, Dr Rouhani ordered the official opening of five major electricity generation and water supply projects in the provinces of Hormozgan, Ilam and Kermanshah.

Dr Rouhani appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Energy and all those involved in the field of water and electricity, both public and private sectro, to achieve national projects in this sector, saying, "The important project of Sirik Power Plant is of great importance due to the friendly and close relations between Iran and the northern neighbour, the Russian Federation".

Referring to the good relations between Iran and Russia over the past years, the President added, "In the last 8 years, the relations between the two countries have developed in various fields. In this regard, I would like to thank Mr Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, for all his efforts during this period from political, economic and regional dimensions".

Dr Rouhani added, "Iran and Russia have had very important cooperation regarding Syria and important tripartite cooperation regarding Azerbaijan and the Caucasus. We also have very good cooperation in the field of Eurasia with Russia and member states, and we have taken very important steps with friendly countries, including Russia, regarding the Caspian Sea legal regime".

The President also referred to the cooperation between Iran and Russia in the field of military and defence issues, as well as the construction of two nuclear power plants, and added, "Our relations with Russia have expanded more than before and these days, efforts are being made with Russia to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the development of relations with the important neighbouring country of Russia will be in the interest of the two nations and certainly in the interest of the region and global issues".

Referring to the agreement between Iran and Russia on the implementation of joint projects, including power plants and railways in Iran, Dr Rouhani said, "Fortunately, efforts in this direction have begun. Of course, we expected this project to start a little earlier, but some problems caused these plans to start with a delay".

The President added, "One of the honours of the 11th and 12th governments was the development of the western and southern parts of the country, and of course, on the other hand, desalination and delivery of sea water to the eastern region of the country, which was a great job".

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran


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