CAIRO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Iraq and the United Arab Emirates’ Masdar signed a one thousand megawatt contract on Wednesday to build five solar power plants in Iraq, the Iraqi state news agency (INA) reported.
The United Arab Emirates’ energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei arrived in Baghdad earlier on Wednesday, met his Iraqi counterpart and discussed bilateral cooperation.
The Iraqi energy minister said in a joint conference with Mazrouei that “Iraq hopes for a second stage of the project to be implemented soon with a capacity of another one thousand megawatts”.
Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Ahmed Tolba and Enas Alashray editing by John Stonestreet
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