Taliban’s Energy Minister Meets Iran’s Officials For Extension of Power Import Agreement

Tuesday, 11/14/2023

Abdul Latif Mansur, the Taliban's Minister of Energy and Water, met with Ali Akbar Mehrabian, Iran's Minister of Energy, in Tehran and discussed the extension of the contract for importing electricity from Iran to Afghanistan.

Over 70 percent of Afghanistan's electricity is supplied from neighbouring countries.

In addition to Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are also among the countries exporting electricity to Afghanistan.

In the last two years, reports have been published indicating that the Taliban has incurred debts to these countries due to the consumption of imported electricity.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Taliban’s Ministry of Energy wrote that the officials of the group and Iran are reviewing all aspects of the extension of the electricity contract for an agreement.

During his trip to Iran, Mansur also visited the Siah Bisheh dam, located in the north of Tehran, which is the source of 1000 megawatts of electricity.

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