Turkey, Syria sign MoU on electricity transmission

Syrian Minister Kayyali said in his part that he would be happy to see the Turkish private sector in Syria

Turkey, Syria sign MoU on electricity transmission

The Turkish energy minister said on Tuesday that Turkey had exported nearly 1 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity to Syria up until today.

Turkey's Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz met with Syria's Electricity Minister Ahmad Qussay Kayyali at Ankara's Rixos Hotel prior to the ministerial meeting of the Turkish-Syrian High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council to be held in the Turkish capital.

During the meeting, the two officials signed a memorandum of understanding on transmission of electricity between Turkey and Syria.

Speaking to reporters after the gathering, Yildiz said, "To date, Turkey has exported nearly 1 billion kWh of electricity to Syria in order to meet this country's energy needs. This amounted to a turnover of almost 100 million Euros".

Yildiz also said that Turkey was ready to share its experience in the electricity sector with Syria.

Syrian Minister Kayyali said in his part that he would be happy to see the Turkish private sector in Syria, adding Turkish firms could invest in energy and other sectors in his country.

Upon a question, Turkish Minister Yildiz also noted that he would travel to Japan today to hold a series of talks.

Yildiz said he would meet with Japan's prime minister, deputy prime minister and several ministers as part of his visit, moreover, he would get together with representatives of finance institutions and visit a nuclear power plant.


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