17 November, 2019

Saudi Shura Council approves pact for supply of electricity to Iraq

MoU for industrial sector cooperation between the two countries gets Shura Council nod

Image used for illustrative purpose. A pylon carries electricity from the Wylfa nuclear power station on October 23, 2013 in Tregele, Anglesey, United Kingdom.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A pylon carries electricity from the Wylfa nuclear power station on October 23, 2013 in Tregele, Anglesey, United Kingdom.

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17 November 2019
The Saudi Shura Council has approved memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Iraq in electricity and industrial sectors, the Iraqi Altaghier TV reported.

The report quoted tweets by the Shura Council as saying it has approved MoUs signed by the respective ministries of the two countries to cooperate in the sectors of industry and minerals and for supplying electricity to Iraq at the beginning of the summer of 2020.

In September, the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) had announced its intention to launch a tender for the implementation of a project to link Iraq to the Gulf electricity grid.

(Writing by Majda Muhsen; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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