Miftah, Dr Riina discuss expansion of ties between EU, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan Dr Riina Kionka called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail at Finance Division.

Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr. Aisha Ghous Pasha, Special Secretary Finance and senior officers attended the meeting.

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail welcomed the Ambassador of the EU and highlighted bilateral relations and development cooperation between the EU and Pakistan. He said that Pakistan highly values its bilateral ties with the EU including trade and economic relations. He stressed the need to further strengthening trade relations between Pakistan and the European Union.

The Finance Minister also apprised the EU ambassador on recent economic developments and policies of the present government.

The Finance Minister stated that enhancing revenue collection, boosting exports, increasing remittances and making the energy sector sustainable are the foremost priorities of the present government. The two sides discussed matters of mutual interest and cooperation including progress on GSP Plus.

Ambassador Dr Riina Kionka also highlighted the mutual relations between Pakistan and the EU in diversified fields and appreciated present government’s ongoing economic reform agenda. The Ambassador also supported Pakistan’s efforts towards making progress for GSP Plus and extended her cooperation.

The Finance Minister thanked the EU Ambassador for her cooperation and assured her all out support from Finance Ministry.

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