Alice Wells, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, called on SAPM Nadeem Babar .

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Alice Wells, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, called on SAPM Nadeem Babar at the Petroleum Division this afternoon. She was accompanied by Ambassador Paul Jones, US Ambassador to Pakistan.

Mr Nadeem Babar welcomed Ms Alice Wells to Pakistan and gave her an overview of Pakistan’s Energy sector. He highlighted recent reforms undertaken by the Government which have led to a quantum improvment in ease of doing busniess in the country and new investment opportunities in the Energy sector. The SAPM called for greater US cooperation in tapping Pakistan’s Shale reserves, specialized training, investments in LNG infrastructure development, renewable energy and other avenues.

Ms Wells expressed satisfaction on her recent meetings in the country and the momentum in bilateral relations. She stressed the need to increase cooperation in renewable energy with a focus on wind energy. Ms Wells was positive on future energy cooperation between Pakistan and the United States and foresaw and increase in exchages in the area of Energy. Both sides agreed to maintain such contacts and cooperate on a mutually beneficial basis.

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