US offers support, cooperation to help resolve economic, financial issues of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United States of America on Wednesday offered Pakistan with its support and cooperation to help resolve economic and financial issues being faced by the country. 

The offer was made by Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury for Asia Robert Kaproth who called on Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here at the Finance Division.

Senior Macroeconomist for the Deptt of Treasury for Pakistan Eva Ghirmai, Financial attache’ Larita Bolden, Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr. Aisha Ghous Pasha, SAPM on Finance Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Finance and senior officers from Finance Division attended the meeting.

Mr. Robert Kaproth on his part underscored good relations between Pakistan and the United States. He further expressed confidence in the policies and programmes of the government for economic and financial stability. He further extended his support and cooperation on economic and financial issues. The Finance Minister extended gratitude to Mr. Robert Kaproth for support and cooperation.

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar welcomed Robert Kaproth and briefed on the economic outlook of the country. He apprised that the present Government inherited a weak economic legacy and said that despite challenging economic conditions, the government is focusing on fixing things in the right direction and introducing reforms in all sectors including energy sector and capital market to achieve economic growth and development.

He said that due to pragmatic measures taken by the government, the country is destined for progress and development. The Finance Minister also apprised them on the economic priorities of the government to fix the economy to the right path while fulfilling its international obligations.

The Finance Minister also shared with Mr. Robert Kaproth damages caused by the floods in Pakistan and its impact on the economy of Pakistan. He stressed that the government is handling all challenges with complete commitment.

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