UPI Energy
September 28, 2006 Thursday 4:30 PM EST

Iran energy leader heads to Armenia



Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah is set to meet with Armenian
officials Thursday to hold trilateral talks on bolstering energy
projects.

Officials from Iran, Armenia and Georgia will discuss joint border
projects and a bilateral agreement for a supply of electricity to
Armenia, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Fattah said a third of the 230-kilovolt transmission line being set
up by the Iranian Sanir company in Armenia is expected to become
operational by the end of this year.

Electricity networks between the three countries will be linked up in
the near future so Tehran can have greater access to international
networks via Georgia, he said.