PR No. 215 AFGHAN AMBASSADOR MEETS ISHAQ DAR Islamabad: June 29, 2016

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar received Ambassador of Afghanistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal for a meeting here Wednesday morning.


The Finance Minister welcomed the Ambassador and extended him greetings of the holy month of Ramazan.


Afghan Ambassador on the occasion described the recent incidents at the Pak-Afghan border as unfortunate and expressed that the two countries would continue to maintain close contacts with a view to prevent such happenings.


Minister Dar reiterated Pakistan Government’s resolve to forge cordial bilateral relations with the brotherly Islamic country with particular focus on building up economic cooperation, enhancing trade and promoting communication linkages. He said that both countries could play their due role in developing regional connectivity which would help open up the way to greater economic opportunities. The Minister emphasized the need to streamline movement of people across the border saying it would in turn facilitate trade and economic activities.


During the meeting both sides expressed the mutual desire for working together for peace and development in the region and for making efforts for well being of people of both countries.