CPEC to connect SAARC with Central Asian Region: Dar

ISLAMABAD, May 3 (APP): Minister for Finance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that the development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would play an important role in connecting SAARC with Central Asian Region.

He was addressing the 10th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank’s annual board of governors meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

He suggested that various new financial cooperation modes like economic and infrastructure projects through South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Development Fund needed to be initiated, in collaboration with other development partners to establish an economic corridor connecting the South Asian economies.