Pakistan and the United States jointly organized U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Business Opportunities Conference in Washington DC on 1-2 Dec, 2015. A large number of representatives from public and private sectors of both countries participated in the two-day Conference, which was aimed at attracting U.S. private sector investment in Pakistan’s energy sector.
Senior U.S. officials of USAID and State Department also attended the Conference. Pakistan’s delegation was led by Minister for Water and Power and Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources and included senior officials from federal and provincial governments. In their remarks both Ministers briefed the participants on the successful energy sector reforms and government’s policies to promote foreign investment in the energy sector.
Ambassador of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani in his address underlined the growing cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in all areas including energy sector. He highlighted that the Conference was organized in pursuance of the Clean Energy Partnership launched recently by the Prime Minister and President Obama in October. He also briefed the participants about the improved security and economic situation in Pakistan, which was attracting worldwide attention.
The participants of the Conference extensively deliberated the lucrative opportunities in the energy sector of Pakistan and appreciated the initiative taken by the Embassy of Pakistan and USAID.
December 03, 2015