May 6, 2021: Her Excellency Ms. Angela P. Aggeler, Charge d’ Affaires of the United States to Pakistan called on the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, at the Finance Division yesterday. Secretary Finance Division was also present during the meeting.
While extending a warm welcome to H.E. Ms. Angela Aggeler, the Finance Minister stated that Pakistan and the US enjoy long-term, broad-based and multi-dimensional relationships. Bilateral relations between the two countries have further strengthened due to people-to-people ties, economic and business linkages as well as common interests in promoting peace and stability in the region, he added.
The Finance Minister further stated that Pakistan is looking forward to further deepen trade and investment ties with the US under the new administration. Coupled with a 220 million consumer market, growing middle class, and a young vibrant population, Pakistan offers immense opportunities for US enterprises to invest in sectors such as Information Technology, Agriculture, Energy and tourism. Strong bilateral relations would in turn, facilitate closer economic cooperation between the two countries, he added.
The Finance Minister reiterated the firm commitment of the Government in implementing vital economic reforms and achieving macro-economic stability to build a better future for the people of Pakistan.
Her Excellency Ms. Angela Aggeler congratulated the Finance Minister on assuming office and assured the Finance Minister of the full support of the US Government and its people to the Government of Pakistan during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. She appreciated the Prime Minister’s focus on geo-economics. Economic growth drives everything else, she stated and added that a number of US companies were looking for business and economic opportunities in Pakistan.