United States Ambassador to Pakistan calls on Minister for Finance

Islamabad, December 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The US Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. David M. Hale, called on the Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here.

Ambassador Hale apprised the Finance Minister of his efforts to promote deeper economic and trade relations between the two countries. The Ambassador stated that it was his objective to increase the volume of bilateral trade as well as bring in further US investment to Pakistan. He sought Finance Minister’s support for these mutually beneficial efforts.

Finance Minister welcomed the keen interest of the US Ambassador in promoting investment in Pakistan and assured him of full cooperation of the Government of Pakistan. He emphasized that the present government, having achieved the objective of macroeconomic stability, was now fully focused on growth and job creation. The government had introduced investor friendly policies and foreign investors would be provided maximum facilitation, as they can play an important role in achieving the objective of economic growth. He referred to the investment opportunities in the energy, water conservation, transport and agriculture sectors.

Ambassador Hale stated that the economic achievements of the government in the last two years are widely acknowledged and would help in attracting foreign investment to Pakistan.

Senior officials of Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.

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