In a simple ceremony held today at the Prime Minister Office Islamabad, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi witnessed signing of Inter-Governmental Agreement on supply of LNG between Pakistan and Malaysia.
On behalf of Government of Pakistan Secretary Petroleum Division Mr. Sikandar Sultan Raja and on behalf of Malaysian Government Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia H.E. Dato Sri Devamany S. Krishnasamy signed the agreement. CEO Petronas LNG Mr. Ezhar Yazid and senior officials from Malaysia and Government of Pakistan were also present during the ceremony.
The Prime Minister, in his remarks, congratulated both sides for finalization of Inter Governmental Agreement for supply of LNG.
The Prime Minister said that this agreement will further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Malaysia. The Prime Minister stated that the present government has worked tirelessly to overcome energy deficit of Pakistan and LNG terminals have been established in record period. The Prime Minister added that continuous gas supply is vital for domestic and industrial consumers and essential for the economic prosperity of the country.
The Prime Minister expressed the hope that Malaysian E&P companies will utilize the huge potential that Pakistan offers in the Oil & Gas Sector. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia, H.E. Dato Sri Devamany S. Krishnasamy conveyed a message of well wishes from the Malaysian Prime Minister. The Malaysian visiting dignitary thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during their stay in Islamabad. He reiterated that cooperation between Malaysia and Pakistan would continue in the energy sector.