Pakistan, Uzbekistan to form joint working group on energy



Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan has asserted that Pakistan wanted to take benefit from the energy sources of Uzbekistan, in particular the huge gas reservoirs.
Uzbekistan ambassador Furqat Sidiqov called on the minister in Islamabad.
Omar Ayub Khan said both countries have shared values and were tied in Islamic brotherhood which needs to be further cemented by boosting the existing economic cooperation.
The minister revealed that he was schedule to attend CAREC meeting at Tashkent on Friday where he would hold a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart to discuss the prospects of cooperation in the energy sector. He expressed satisfaction over multiplication of trade volume between the two counties.
On suggestion of Uzbek Ambassador, the federal minister agreed to form Joint Working Group on energy and said that additional secretary of the power division shall work as focal person to undertake the formalities in this regard.
Mr Sidiqov informed the minister that Uzbekistan possesses gas reservoirs and generates electricity at competitive rates.
He also apprised the minister that Uzbekistan has good experience in renewable energy.—INP


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