Argentina offers cooperation to Pakistan in energy sector

Islamabad, October 25, 2013 (PPI-OT): Argentina has offered cooperation to Pakistan to harness hydroelectricity potential to overcome its energy crisis.

This was stated by the Argentinean Ambassador‚ Rodolfo Martin Saravia in an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan’s Current Affairs Channel.

He said Pakistan has the potential to generate over 60‚000 megawatt of hydroelectricity and his country will supplement the efforts to use this God gifted resource.

He said Pakistan and Argentina should seize tremendous potential in different fields at government and private sector level to enhance cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples.

The ambassador said there is also great scope of cooperation between the two countries in other sectors like textile‚ pharmaceuticals‚ agriculture and sports‚ and sky is the limit in bilateral relations.

He said Pakistan needs to focus on enhancing its relations with Argentina and other Latin American countries.

The Argentina Ambassador said Pakistan can use his country as a base for expansion of its trade and commercial relations with other countries of the region.

Similarly‚ with Argentinean cooperation‚ Pakistan can boost its pharmaceutical industry to exports medicines‚ especially for hepatitis to countries of South America.
He said Pakistan has huge market for meat exports and his country can help in meat processing for its export and local consumption.

Mr. Saravia called for promoting interaction between the private sectors of the two countries to augment efforts for enhanced cooperation in different fields.

For this purpose‚ he said‚ visits of chambers of commerce and industry and trade delegations are being encouraged to increase imports and exports.

He informed that speaker Argentinean Parliament will visit Pakistan in next two months while the Foreign Minister early next year. These visits will further strengthen ties between the two friendly countries.

Referring to encouraging people-to-people contacts‚ he said‚ Argentine Embassy has introduced free Spanish language classes in evening to overcome barrier of language.

The Argentinean envoy said his country has marvelous expertise in the field of sports and it can send its coaches to Pakistan to promote football and other sports in this country.

For more information, contact:
Zafar Iqbal Mughal
Spokesman PBC
Radio Pakistan
Tel: +9251 9219439
Mobile: +92301 5088234
Email: spokesman@radio.gov.pk

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