PR No. 274 Islamabad: September 30, 2016

The US Ambassador David Hale called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in Finance Ministry.

The US Ambassador congratulated the Finance Minister on completion of IMF’s 3-year Extended Fund Facility and appreciated the comprehensive and far-reaching reforms in the economy which had made it possible.

Finance Minister stated that Pakistan would continue its reform agenda and growth trajectory going forward.

They also discussed Finance Minister’s forthcoming visit to Washington DC for annual meetings of World Bank Group and IMF. During the visit, Finance Minister will also hold bilateral meetings in US Departments of state and Treasury besides addressing a couple of think thanks. He will also lead the Pakistan delegation in the meeting of Pakistan-US Economy and Finance Working Group. Ambassador Hale hoped that Finance Minister’s visit would be fruitful for increasing bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries.