ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Next week, two important dialogues including the Energy Security Dialogue and the Climate and Environment Working Group Meeting will be held between Pakistan and the United States.
In her weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mumtaz Zahra Baloch apprised that the Pakistan-US Energy Security Dialogue will take place on March 15, 2023.
The US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources Assistant Secretary Geoffery Pyatt will lead the US delegation.
The Secretary Power and Secretary Petroleum will lead from the Pakistan side.
The Spokesperson said that the discussions will be held on energy priorities, advancing the renewable energy transition, and economic and commercial opportunities in the energy sector.
The Climate and Environment Working Group meeting will be held on March 16, 2023.
The US Department of State’s Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs (OEC) Monica Madina Assistant Secretary will lead the US delegation.
The two sides will discuss Pakistan’s climate priorities and energy transition, water management, climate smart agriculture, biodiversity and protected national areas, air quality, and solid waste management.
This will be the second round for the Energy Security Dialogue and the Climate and Environment Working Group. The first rounds were held virtually in September 2021.
Mumtaz Zahra Baloch further said that in coming days, bilateral dialogues will be held with Countries in East Asia including Australia, China, Japan, and Malaysia.
Likewise, next week Pakistan and Australia will hold the 8th Session of Senior Officials Talks (SOTs) and the Trade Talks on March 16, 2023 in Islamabad.
The two sides will review the bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation including matters relating to political, economic trade and investment, defence and security, educational and technical cooperation and people-to-people contacts.
In the trade talks, the two sides will discuss bilateral trade and investment cooperation between Pakistan and Australia.