Morteza Shahmirzai inspected the editorial
offices of Shana News Agency, Mashal Weekly and Iran Petroleum, the English-language
monthly magazine of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, at the exhibition and
praised journalism as a very lasting and valuable profession.
Shana is the official news agency of Iran's oil
ministry and covers energy-related news and events. Mashal is a weekly
publication that focuses on economic and social issues.
The exhibition, which officially opened on Wednesday
and will run until Saturday, is the most important event for Iran's oil
industry and has witnessed the presence of 200 foreign companies from 13
countries in the world.
Iran is trying to boost its oil production and
exports after former U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear
deal and reimposed sanctions on Tehran's energy sector. Iran and world powers
are holding talks in Vienna to revive the deal.