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Country Head Asian Development Bank (ADB) called on the Finance Minister

Mr. Werner Leipach, Country Head Asian Development Bank (ADB) called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar today.

The Minister welcomed the guest and discussed with him the agenda for the upcoming CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) Ministerial Conference to be held in Islamabad in October, 2016.

Mr. Leipach apprised the Minister about the preparations made so far by the Asian Development Bank for the upcoming CAREC conference and expressed his hope that the conference will meet its objectives successfully with the participation of a large number of CAREC members.

During the meeting discussion to review of the ADB portfolio for Pakistan also took place. The Minister said that ADB had been a long standing development partner for Pakistan and that the cooperation will continue in future also for the development of the country and its people and that after the CAREC Conference will bring new opportunities for regional infrastructure development and trade facilitation.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Division.

Source: Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan

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