Islamabad, November 16, 2016 (PPI-OT): Mr. Richard Olsson, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, made a farewell telephonic call to the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar. Mr. Olson said that he values the long working relationship with the Finance Minister, both as US Ambassador to Pakistan and, subsequently, as US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He acknowledged the revival of Pakistan’s economy by the Finance Minister, under the honourable leadership of the Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said that “Pakistan is much better placed now compared to 3 years ago”.
The Finance Minister reciprocated the sentiments of Mr. Olsson, and emphasized that Pakistan and the US should continue to work towards further strengthening bilateral relations for the welfare and prosperity of the peoples of both nations. He acknowledged the contribution made by Mr. Olson towards the promotion of peace in the region. He said that, after having achieved macroeconomic stability, the government’s focus is now on attaining higher, sustainable and inclusive growth, leading to job creation and poverty alleviation for the people of Pakistan.
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