ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Azerbaijan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for inter-governmental cooperation in the field of energy.
The MoU was signed at the Prime Minister House shortly after the one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev who landed here earlier on the day to attend the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit.
Earlier on his arrival at the PM House, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received the foreign dignitary at the main entrance. Both the leaders shook hands and proceeded for one-on-one meeting.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Azerbaijan Minister for Energy Natig Aliyev signed the MoU that was witnessed by the prime minister and the visiting president.
Earlier, during the delegation level talks, both the countries discussed ways of bilateral cooperation.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Designate Tehmina Janjua represented Pakistan in the delegation level talks.
The Azerbaijan delegation comprised President Ilham Aliyev, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Adviser to President Novruz Mammadov, Minister for Economy Shaheen Mustafayev, Minister for Energy Natig Aliyev and Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Pakistan Ali Alizada.