Belarus has started oil production in Iran Zhafeir the project, said at a press conference in Minsk, the Iranian ambassador in Minsk Seyed Hosseini.
"If the question of Zhafeir oil project, the project Belarusian friends have already started development of the field. Fact, they produce oil. First phase began — said the diplomat. — If the Belarusian friends are ready to develop their activities and get new fields, from our side there is no limitations and problems, they can develop other fields. "
Speaking of buying Iranian oil, the ambassador said: "Given the distances, such projects are unprofitable."
"The best scheme is to sell through Russia. If the negotiations lead to the results, I'll let you know about it," — he said.
From 2010 to 2021 Belarusian-Iranian joint venture "Belpars Petrolevm Company Limited" expects to produce on the field Zhafeir 9,300,000 tons.
According to the ambassador, A. Lukashenko and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange visits.