PR No. 27 Acting US Ambassador calls on Ishaq Dar Islamabad

Acting US Ambassador, Mr. Jonathan Pratt called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Wednesday.

The Finance Minister and the Acting Ambassador exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.

The US Envoy apprised the Minister of the US Embassy’s efforts for enhancing the trade and economic relations between the two countries.

The Finance Minister appreciated the efforts and, referring to the recent visit of US Congressmen, said that exchange of high level visits was important as these help the two sides understand each other’s perspective and promote mutual understanding.

Finance Minister on the occasion underscored Pakistan’s continued and concerted efforts aimed at economic development with due focus on forging regional cooperation. He also highlighted Pakistan’s resolve of having good neighbourly relations and its all out support for peace in the region which he said was very important for development.

Finance Minister said Pakistan wished to strengthen a strong and all round Pak-US partnership which was significant to address issues confronting the region. He also highlighted the economic turnaround that manifested in enhanced investor interest and added that Pakistan would also welcome increased investment by US companies.