According to a statement by the China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences, at an international conference on the lithium battery industry held in Sichuan, China, a strategic agreement was signed between the two organizations in order to better investigate and research the lithium reserves in Pakistan.
According to the strategic agreement, both sides would work together to study and utilize Pakistan’s lithium deposits. Additionally, efforts will be made to expand collaborative research on the nation’s lithium resources through academic exchanges and staff training, according to CEN.
The majority of Pakistan’s lithium products, including lithium primary cells and batteries, are imported from nations like China, the United States, and Germany, according to Volza’s data on lithium imports into Pakistan.
The Automotive Industry Development and Export Plan (AIDEP 2021-26) was created by Pakistan last year with the intention of fostering the local EV industry, bringing associated manufacturing here, and lowering the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Headquartered in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, Tianqi Lithium is a global leader in developing and manufacturing lithium products, notably developing lithium-ion battery technologies for application in the electric vehicle and energy storage industries.