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PR No.186 DAVID HALE CALLES ON THE FINANCE MINISTER Islamabad: January 21, 2017

The US Ambassador H.E. David Hale called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here at the Finance Ministry today.

The Finance Minister and Ambassador Hale discussed matters of bilateral interest particularly trade and economic relations. The Finance Minister expressed his best wishes on the swearing in of the new President of the United States and stated that government of Pakistan looked forward to working with the new administration for further strengthening bilateral, strategic and economic cooperation. Ambassador Hale said that the US values its longstanding ties with Pakistan and considers Pakistan an important partner.

The Finance Minister stated that there was considerable untapped potential to increase bilateral trade and investment between Pakistan and the US. Finance Minister said that after having achieved macroeconomic stability, the government is now focused on achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth and would welcome foreign investments for this purpose. He urged the US Ambassador to encourage US investors to capitalize on the investment opportunities in Pakistan.  .

Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.

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