TEHRAN (Agencies)- Caretaker of the Iranian Oil Ministry Mohammad Aliabadi and Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources conferred on ways to boost the two neighbouring countries cooperation in energy fields, reported FARS news agency. We had a good meeting today and discussed cooperation in different oil and gas fields, Aliabadi said on Sunday. As regards details of the agreements reached between Iran and Pakistan, Aliabadi stated, We agreed to cooperate with each other in the construction of a joint refinery and petrochemical plant and increase exports of our oil products more than before. He also said that the Pakistani sides pledged to start and finish construction of the high-profile gas pipeline that is to transfer Irans gas reserves to the energy-hungry South Asian nation in due time. Aliabadi also stated that the two sides agreed to form a permanent committee to pursue the two sides agreements on oil and gas. The Pakistani minister, too, hoped for the rapid construction of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline. In a major breakthrough on March 20, 2009, the Pakistani government approved Irans proposed pricing formula for gas supplies to the South Asian nation. Subsequently, Tehran and Islamabad signed a final agreement to launch implementation of the project. Tehran and Islamabad also sealed a final contract for the start of Irans gas exports to Pakistan through the multi-billion-dollar pipeline in spring 2014. The 2700-kilometer long pipeline was to supply gas for Pakistan and India which are suffering a lack of energy sources, but India has evaded talks. Last year Iran and Pakistan declared they would finalise the agreement bilaterally if India continued to be absent in the meetings. According to the project proposal, the pipeline will begin from Irans Assalouyeh Energy Zone in the south and stretch over 1,100 km through Iran. In Pakistan, it will pass through Balochistan and Sindh but officials now say the route may be changed if China agrees to the project. The gas will be supplied from the South Pars field. The initial capacity of the pipeline will be 22 billion cubic meters of natural gas per annum, which is expected to be later raised to 55 billion cubic meters. It is expected to cost $7.4 billion.