"We are well aware that just as energy is a key pillar for our economic growth and development, it is also the same for our neighbours. Our government has been following 'Neighbourhood First' in our foreign policy.
"We strongly believe that our efforts to build our oil and gas infrastructure should also benefit our neighbours and promote economic development and raise their standards of living. We appreciate the close cooperation of our neighbours in this regard," Swaraj said.
The minister was delivering the valedictory address
at the IEF Ministerial Meeting.
Work is also in progress to build LNG terminals, both land based and floating, the minister noted.
"We are working closely with them to increase LPG penetration based on our own successful Ujjwala programme," she said.
The Sri Lankan government has been according priority for enhanced use of gas, she said, adding that in this context, India is engaged in setting up an LNG terminal in that country to introduce gas as an important and sustainable energy source.
"In Myanmar, we are working closely with the government to promote use of LPG and provide diesel to the North West region through refineries in our Northeastern states," she added.
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