2021-April-11 06:27
2021-February-24  18:02

Iran, Norway Call for Cooperation on Using Clean Energy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Mayor of Tehran Pirouz Hanachi and Norwegian Ambassador to Iran Sigvald Hauge in a meeting in Tehran called for broadening of mutual cooperation in the field of clean energy.

During the meeting in the Iranian capital on Tuesday, the two sides stressed deep-rooted good cooperation between Iran and Norway in various fields.

"Tehran favors mutual cooperation with Oslo in the field of clean energy through construction of solar cells and using electric vehicles," Hanachi said.

Pointing to Tehran's role as one of the metropolises that can lead the fight against pollution and environmental challenges, Hauge said that Norway tends to work with Tehran municipality on air and soil pollution as environmental challenges.

Referring to Norway's good experiences in electrifying the urban transport fleet and manufacturing solar panels, he said that Oslo is eager to share these experiences with Tehran.

 In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, in a telephone conversation, discussed the latest status of the nuclear deal, after the destructive move of the 3 European signatories to the agreement.

During the telephone conversation, Zarif and Eriksen Soreide exchanged views on regional developments, 2015 nuclear deal and the recent air disaster in Tehran.

The phone dialogue was made after France, Britain, and Germany announced on Tuesday their decision to trigger the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM) in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a step that could lead to the restoration of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic.