Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic H.E. Erik Beishembiev called on Minister of State for Power, Ch. Sher Ali today at his office. Areas of mutual interest, bilateral ties and cooperation in the field of energy came under discussion.
While talking to the ambassador, the Minister said that Pakistan and Kyrgyz Republic have deep historical, religious and linguistic ties.
Minister of State apprised the ambassador about progress on CASA-1000 and reiterated that the CASA secretariat should be established in Islamabad.
The CASA-1000 transmission project envisages the transportation of surplus electric available in summer months from Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Minister of State highlighted that Pakistan has initiated number of hydel and coal based power generation projects to promote indigenous resources and suggested that the companies from Kyrgyz Republic can invest in the potential sites for development of hydro power projects as independent IPPs.
The ambassador of Tajikistan H.E Erik Beishembiev lauded the unprecedented efforts of present government to overcome energy crisis and assured that his country would provide all possible assistance in energy projects.