Iranian, Azeri Presidents Meet at Border

Iranian, Azeri Presidents Meet at Border

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev discussed a range of issues in a meeting at the common border after inaugurating a dam built jointly by the two neighbors on the Aras River.

The Qiz-Qalasi dam, constructed jointly by Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic, was officially inaugurated on Sunday morning in a ceremony attended by Raisi and Aliyev.

After observing the embankment dam, the two presidents held a meeting in the border region.

They talked about a range of bilateral and regional issues in the gathering.

The Qiz-Qalasi dam is located in the Khoda Afarin region in Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan. With a capacity of 62 million cubic meters, it will supply water to the irrigation and drainage networks of Khoda Afarin county.

A hydroelectric power station coupled with the dam has also been designed to generate 270 MWh of electricity per annum.

Known as the biggest water project in Iran’s northwestern border areas, the Qiz-Qalasi dam is estimated to regulate 2 billion cubic meters of water every year.

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