British HC invites Dar to attend Family Planning Summit in London

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ISLAMABAD, June 3 (APP): British High Commissioner in Pakistan
Thomas Drew has extended invitation to the Finance Minister Senator
Mohammad Ishaq Dar to attend the Family Planning Summit, scheduled
to be held next month in London.
The invitation was extended during a meeting between the
Finance Minister and British High Commissioner here late Friday,
says a press release issued on Saturday.
The Department for International Development of the UK will
jointly host the Summit with the United Nations Fund for Population
Welfare and the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation.
Dar thanked the High Commissioner for the invitation and said
that family planning was an important policy area for Pakistan,
being a country with a large population. He said that the government
of Pakistan would like to benefit from the ideas to be presented in
the Summit.
The High Commissioner felicitated the Minister on successful
presentation of budget 2017-18 and expressed his government’s
support for efforts aimed at enhancing inclusive and sustainable
economic growth.
The Minister on the occasion also appreciated the continued
support being provided by the British government for different
initiatives and projects in Pakistan, aimed at economic development
and wellbeing of the people in different spheres.
He said Pakistan wanted to grow its ties with the UK. He
assured to extend all support for efforts aimed at augmenting
economic cooperation between the two friendly countries.
He said Pakistan had set eyes on economic growth and looked
to all its development partners to strengthen the measures to
achieve this objective.
He appreciated the resolve and deep interest evinced by
Thomas Drew for promoting Pak-UK economic relations.
Secretary Finance and Secretary Economic Affairs Division also
attended the meeting.