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Pakistani Trade Delegation Seeks U.S. Investment in Talks this Week

Oil-drumsEnergy trade talks between the U.S. and Pakistan will be held in Houston this week following the latest round of working group discussions in Washington.

Shahid Abbasi, Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, will lead the visiting trade mission, which is expected to identify U.S. opportunities for investment in the region, the agency said Wednesday.

The U.S. delegation, led by Ambassador Richard G. Olson, will include officials from the State and Commerce departments and representatives from the oil and gas sector.

The fifth U.S.–Pakistan Energy Working Group, which recently took place in Washington, D.C., was co-chaired by Carlos Pascual, U.S. special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs.

According to the State Department, the U.S. supports Pakistani plans to revitalize its energy sector in terms of output, policies, investments, management and revenue collection.

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