The US Ambassador H.E. David Hale called on the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Saturday. The Finance Minister and Ambassador Hale discussed the current status of bilateral ties between Pakistan and the US.
The Finance Minister said that Pakistan and the US are longstanding friends, partners and strategic allies. He highlighted that he had a productive series of meetings with senior US administration officials in Washington D.C. in April 2017, during his visit to attend the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings. He urged Ambassador Hale to encourage more US investors and companies to explore investment and business opportunities in Pakistan. The Finance Minister assured his full support in this regard. He expressed confidence that the two countries will continue to work together for the promotion of bilateral relations.
Ambassador Hale said that the US relationship with Pakistan is a strong, long-term, and broad bilateral partnership with many shared interests. He said that the recent meetings in Islamabad and Washington D.C. between top government officials of both sides bode well for US-Pakistan relations. He said that the US Embassy will continue to encourage more US investors and firms to benefit from the attractive opportunities available in Pakistan.