Islamabad: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA-UNO) will include Pakistan in its next year’s Annual Work Plan which would bring benefits to Pakistan in terms of training and capacity building of the renewable energy departments of the government of Pakistan and will also attract foreign investment in country’s renewable energy projects. This was discussed in a meeting between Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Mr. Jamil Ahmed Khan and IRENA officials.
A 3-member IRENA-UNO delegation met with Ambassador Jamil Ahmed khan in his office and briefed him about IRENA’s Asia and Pacific plan in terms of finding out effective mechanism to collaborate with the regional countries in carrying out the need assessment and provide them with necessary policy advice and technological assistance.
Ambassador Khan apprised the delegation about the vast renewable energy potential of Pakistan and expressed desire of the government of Pakistan to enhance adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy including solar and wind energy. He appreciated the role of IRENA in terms of devising mechanisms to help the world community achieve target of clean energy while maintaining the pace of economic growth.
Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan sought IRENA’s assistance in linking up the world business community and the donors with renewable energy projects of Pakistan. He also invited IRENA to visit Pakistan and carry out Renewable Readiness Assessment (RRA) of the country.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi is actively participating in IRENA to bring investment and technical expertise for renewable energy projects of Pakistan.
For more information, Contact:
Miss. Aisha Kiran
Executive Secretary to the Ambassador
Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Abu Dhabi