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US Ambassador and Dar discuss economic reforms, security and regional challenges

ISLAMABAD: U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome met today with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to discuss mutual priorities of the United States and Pakistan. 

Both leaders discussed counterterrorism cooperation, Pakistan’s structural economic reforms and efforts to address security, regional and economic challenges. 

The Ambassador reaffirmed the United States support for Pakistan’s ongoing economic reforms and underscored U.S. support for expanding business-to-business links and fostering a conducive environment for investors. 

Ambassador Blome also highlighted potential areas for investment and trade opportunities, along with collaboration within the energy, technology, and infrastructure sectors.  

Meanwhile, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome inaugurated the second Investment Roadshow, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Fourteen innovative companies in the clean technology sector showcased their work at the roadshow, promoting private sector investment in sustainable and viable clean energy solutions.

Organized by the USAID-funded Pakistan Private Sector Energy (PPSE) Project, the event sought to catalyze investment in commercially viable clean energy projects and help businesses access critical financing.

Since its inception, PPSE has mobilized over $30 million for projects focused on clean energy, e-mobility, and energy efficiency.

“Expanding clean energy requires a supportive environment, which is why the United States continues to work with Pakistan on developing a stronger investment climate,” said Ambassador Donald Blome, adding that “investing in clean energy and low-carbon technologies is crucial for Pakistan to achieve its renewable energy goals.”

Sindh Secretary for Environment, Climate Change, and Coastal Affairs Dr. Nabeela Umer, echoed Ambassador Blome’s remarks, emphasizing the importance of U.S. support for Pakistan’s energy transition.

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