Pakistan and Iran have expressed interest in the possibility of new energy agreements and meetings to develop a common trade agenda. While talks are being organized by the 2 governments in order to finalize contracts in the natural gas sector, Yaser Golzari, who owns a private power plant in Iran, has recently stated that Iran’s private energy companies are ready to supply electricity to Pakistan. Golzari said Iranian private energy companies can either export electricity directly to Pakistan or set up power plants along the border to do so. He stated, “The private sector and officials in Pakistan are interested in expanding cooperation with their Iranian counterparts.” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran is committed to meet Pakistan’s energy needs in oil, gas and electricity. These developments are unfolding in a geopolitical context that sees New Delhi well-positioned to build an undersea gas pipeline connecting Iran and India. At the same time, Iran has announced that it has exported 5million liters of diesel oil to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region.