Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Affairs Nadeem Babar said that his country is committed to broaden cooperation with Iran in the energy sector.
“I assure Iranians of my support for the expansion of bilateral ties, specially in the energy sector,” Babar said in a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Thursday.
The Pakistani prime minister’s assistant also enumerated the important aspects of Pakistan's energy sector.
Babar, meantime, welcomed the Iranian ambassador on assuming his duties as the new envoy to Pakistan.
The Pakistani prime minister’s adviser also discussed potential areas of cooperation between the two brotherly countries.
The Iranian ambassador, for his part, thanked the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum for the welcome he accorded to him and wished for the expansion of relations between the two countries.
Hosseini termed Pakistan as Iran’s important neighbor and termed relations between the two countries as “special, close and brotherly”.
In a relevant development in Early March, 2019, the Federation of Energy Industries of Iran (FIEEI) in collaboration with ECO Secretariat, ECO CCI and ICCIMA (Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mining and Agriculture), Iran Energy Association and Iranian Biofuel Society held the ‘2nd International ECO Energy Conference.
The event held on March 3-4 also entailed the “2nd Meeting of the ECO Public and Private Sector Energy/Petrochemical Consortium/Companies.”
The meeting is aimed at unveiling energy projects in the ECO region and creating partnerships and subsequently energy consortia in the ECO region with the presence of senior officials from government agencies and energy ministries, private sector companies and potential partners of the projects, banks, international financial institutions and international organizations.
Energy economy, green economy, biofuel, future of water, smart networks and energy operation, energy contracts, energy consumption in agriculture, how to facilitate energy transfer, energy transfer and transportation, electricity export and import, the future of renewable energies, future of oil, gas and petrochemical, HSE of oil, gas and petrochemicals, climate change and the region, common energy projects, engineering contracts and services and how to manage international energy projects are some of the topics that were discussed during the conference.