Pakistan and Ukraine have signed a protocol of intents to cooperate in the oil and gas sector and stressed the mutual technical collaboration to explore more opportunities in this sector, according to the Pakistan Times.

Ukrainian Minister for Fuel and Energy Boyko Yuriy Anatoliyovych and the visiting Pakistan Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Amanullah Khan Jadoon signed the documents on behalf of their respective governments at a ceremony held at Kiev, Ukraine on Sunday, said a message received here.

The two sides held in-depth discussions in a congenial and cordial atmosphere covering wide range of Pak-Ukraine bilateral relations in general and investment in Pakistan`s oil and gas in particular.

The Minister held significant meetings with technical experts of oil and gas state owned related companies to explore and identify the opportunities in the field of oil and gas exploration, construction and operation of transnational oil and gas pipeline projects, storage of liquefied gas etc in Pakistan.

Besides, Ukrainian leadership was also explained Pakistan`s principled position on various regional and international issues particularly the initiatives taken by the President General Pervez Musharraf, from time-to-time, to bring peace and harmony in the region.

The Ukrainian side was also briefed on situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan`s leading role in the fight against terrorism and prevention of drug-trafficking.

The leadership of Ukraine appreciated President Musharraf`s efforts in the war against terrorism and assured full cooperation.

Pakistan`s Ambassador to Ukraine, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Ghazanfar Ali, Director General (Oil) G. A. Sabri Director General (Gas) Saeedullah Shah, Joint Secretary, Moosa Raza Effendi and senior officials of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine were also present during the meetings