Dar reviews arrangements for CAREC Conference, visits of IMF, ADB officials

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar  on Thursday reviewed arrangements for international events planned for the next week including 15th Ministerial Conference of Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) and visits of senior officials of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Division  briefed the Finance Minister who chaired the meeting in this regard on the overall arrangements for the CAREC Conference and visits of Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms.Christine Laragrde and President, Takehiko Nakao, Asian Development Bank in a befitting manner.

The Finance Minister said that the CAREC conference would provide  member countries an important opportunity to further collaborate in areas of mutual interest to improve regional cooperation.

The delegations from CAREC states including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Georgia would participate in the CAREC Ministerial conference.

Senator Ishaq Dar said that the high profile visits as well as CAREC  conference was the proof of the confidence of the international development partners in the strength of Pakistan’s economy.

He said that the government was committed to ensure that the growth  rate is sustainable as well as inclusive and that Pakistan become a destination of choice for international investors.

He directed that the relevant ministries and departments should  coordinate closely to ensure success of the planned international events.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of  Finance and Economic Affairs Division.