India-Iran to enhance cooperation in RE
India and Iran have agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of renewable energy. In a meeting with President of Iran Mehmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah called for an enhancement in bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Iran especially in the field of renewable energy. President Ahmadinejad agreed that the two countries should use their full potential to enhance cooperation and bilateral ties.
Dr. Abdullah also had a bilateral meeting with the Iranian Energy Minister, Majid Namjou, who called India a leading country in the production of renewable energy. He added that Iran intended to develop renewable energies in cooperation with India.
Dr. Abdullah highlighted the progress of India’s National Solar Mission which has resulted in significant increase in installed capacity and an almost 40 per cent fall in costs.