Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced that the East Mediterranean state will import electricity from Iran in the near future.
We have no problem with purchasing electricity from Iran and welcome Iranian firms in this regard, Mikati told the Islamic republic news agency on Thursday.
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Qazanfar Roknabadi has also said that part of the electricity the Arab state needs will be supplied to its national grid by the end of next month (April) after some technical problems are solved.
Last month, Iranian Minister of Energy Majid Namjou announced that Iran plans to increase export of power supplies to the neighboring and regional states, including Syria and Lebanon.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis, Namjou said Iran will export electricity to Syria and Lebanon through Iraq's power grid.
He said Iran is capable of exporting 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to Iraq.
He added that Syria has also demanded 500 MW of electricity from Iran.
"Iran is also able to export 50-100 MW of electricity to Lebanon through Syria," Namjou said.