ISLAMABAD: Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan called on Federal Minister for Energy Muhammad Hammad Azhar here on Tuesday.

According to a press release, the two sides discussed matters of mutual interest relating to on-going bilateral cooperation in the energy sector. The Minister apprised the Ambassador of government’s initiatives in energy sector focusing on induction of renewable energy policy to harness local resources for power generation.

He said revival of exploration and production activities in oil and gas sector would attract investment in the country. The Minister also highlighted expeditious steps taken by incumbent government energy infrastructure development across the country.

The ambassador acknowledged and lauded the efforts made by the Minister and his team for Pak-Saudi projects in the energy sector. He reaffirmed the commitment of the kingdom to work with Pakistan for strengthening economic bilateral relations between the two brotherly Islamic countries. He also invited the Minister over Clean and Sustainable Energy Conference scheduled next month in Saudi Arabia which the Minister cordially accepted.