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Tunisian looks to expand energy ties with Iran

The announcement came in a meeting between Tunisia’s Mongi Marzouk and Iran’s Hamid Chitchian in the Iranian capital Tehran

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Tunisia is keen to get assistance from Iran to develop its energy infrastructure as domestic consumption grows, the north African country’s energy minister said on Saturday.

In a meeting between Tunisia’s Mongi Marzouk and Iran’s Hamid Chitchian in the Iranian capital Tehran, the two officials said they wanted to expand trade ties, state news agency IRNA reported.

Last month, Tunisia announced that it had opened up letters of credit to Iran.

In July last year, the Islamic Republic signed a deal with six world powers to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

Iran first opened its embassy in Tunis close to six decades ago.