Washington: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has started a series of meetings with important personalities as soon as he arrived in America to participate in the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.
According to the Ministry of Finance, Ishaq Dar held meetings with the IMF and US officials in Washington, where bilateral issues including financial issues were discussed.
Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Antoinette Sayeh, in Washington, during which the issues between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund were reviewed.
In a meeting held on Thursday in Washington DC, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar informed the Deputy Managing Director of the IMF about the key indicators of Pakistan’s economy, sustainable economic growth and measures to be taken to strengthen the economy.
He also told IMF’s Antoinette Sayeh about the recent floods in Pakistan and the damage it caused to the economy.
Later, he met World Bank President David Malpass as a delegation, in which the flood situation in Pakistan was discussed among other issues.
Earlier, Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue, Senator Ishaq Dar, met US Secretary of the Treasury, Consul for International Affairs, David Lipton, on this occasion, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Masood Khan, was also present.
In the meeting, issues related to trade, finance, investment and economic relations between Pakistan and America were reviewed. The Finance Minister informed David Lipton about the damage caused by the recent rains and floods in Pakistan and said that the government is making all efforts to rebuild the infrastructure in the flood-affected areas and rehabilitate the victims.
The Finance Minister also apprised them of the government’s initiatives to tackle sustainable economic growth and economic challenges.
It should be noted that the Finance Minister is currently on a visit to the United States for negotiations with the officials of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, during which there will be detailed meetings with the officials of the IMF and the World Bank.