TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Iran is ready to build hydroelectric power plants in Kyrgyzstan, Iran's Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian was quoted as saying by Tehran Times daily on Thursday.
In a meeting with Iran-Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Friendship Group in Tehran, Chitchian announced Iran's preparedness to build 38 hydroelectric power plants in Kyrgyzstan.
Iran-Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Friendship Group arrived in Tehran on October 25 to discuss expansion of ties including economic relations between the two countries.
Exporting technical and engineering services in the field of water and electricity to other countries, especially in the Middle East, is one of the policies of Iran's Ministry of Energy, Chitchian was quoted as saying.
Iran mainly exports clothing, nuts, paints and flooring to Kyrgyzstan and imports meat, grain and steel scraps.
The two countries have also signed agreements on cooperation in the spheres of transport, customs and trade. Iranian companies have participated in the construction of a highway connecting Bishkek and Osh in Kyrgyzstan.