Iraq signs pact with Total for 'large projects'

The agreement was signed during a visit by Total's Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A workerss sprays disinfectant on valves as a preventive measure against coronavirus, at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq March 15, 2020.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A workerss sprays disinfectant on valves as a preventive measure against coronavirus, at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq March 15, 2020.

REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

DUBAI - Iraq has signed a memorandum of understanding with Total to execute "large and promising projects" in the Middle Eastern country, particularly regarding use of natural gas and clean energy, its oil ministry said on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed during a visit by Total's Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne, the ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))

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