Pakistan, U.S. hold strategic dialogue on energy

13:23, June 17, 2010      

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The delegations from Pakistan and the United States met on Wednesday in Islamabad to continue a partnership on energy issues focused on improving the lives of the Pakistani people, a joint statement said.

This meeting of the energy working group under the U.S.- Pakistan Strategic Dialogue follows the October 2009 and March 2010 bilateral energy dialogues.

Discussions focused on short- and medium-term steps to address Pakistan's current energy shortfall and the means to return the sector to a sustainable footing, the statement said.

"The Pakistani delegation presented the government's steps to address the energy crisis, including the April 2010 Energy Summit and Prime Minister Gilani's Energy Plan," it said.

The U.S. side appreciated Pakistan's efforts to address short- term energy shortfall and pledged to assist in their implementation.

Both sides also discussed energy sector solvency and measures to craft a climate attractive to private sector investment.

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