터키의 에너지 장관이 이란의 유전과 송유관 개발에 대한 투자를 논의하기 위해 앞으로 몇 주 안에 이란을 방문할 예정입니다.
힐미 굴러 터키 에너지 장관은 18일 이같이 발표하고 회담을 위해 알리 바바칸 외무장관이 이번 방문에 동행할 것이라고 밝혔습니다.
이란과 터키 당국은 터키에 대한 안정적인 가스 공급을 확보해줄 송유관 건설 계획과 관련해 합의점을 찾고 있습니다.
Turkey's energy minister says he will travel to Iran in the coming weeks to discuss Turkey's investment in Iran's gas fields and a proposed gas pipeline.
Energy Minister Hilmi Guler said today (Monday) TurkishForeign Minister Ali Babacan will accompany him to Iran for the talks.
Iranian and Turkish officials are trying to reach a consensus on a proposed joint pipeline that would ensure a reliable gas supply to Turkey.
The United States has voiced its opposition to the energy deal, which comes as Iran faces international criticism for its disputed nuclear program.
Iran's president visited Turkey last week but failed to finalize an energy agreement.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday he hopes Iran and Turkey will conclude agreements of natural gas and electricity as soon as possible.