Dar to attend OGP Summit, AFD moot and hold bilateral meetings in France

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar will undertake a three-day official visit to Paris, France starting from Tuesday.

Senator Dar accepted the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
of France and the UK government to participate in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit being held from December 6,9 in Paris.

During his visit, the minister will attend the OGP Summit and the closing ceremony of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of French Agency of Development (AFD) (likely to be hosted by French President Hollande).
The finance minister will also speak at a variety of events, attend roundtables with global leadership in the area of action against fiscal fraud and improving governance.

He will attend Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit where leaders of over seventy countries will debate on principles of transparency, accountability and citizen participation which contributes to good governance and socio-economic development of member countries.

Launched in 2011, OPG is a multilateral initiative aimed at promoting
the principles of open and transparent government through civic consultation and participation, reinforcing public integrity and the fight against corruption.

Round tables will be held under the themes,”Collective Ambitions and
the Future of Open Government”, “Open Government as a Force for Democracy”, “Building Trust in Government, Anti-Corruption”; “The Time for High Level OGP Commitments”, and “Citizen Movements and Democratic Transitions”.

The minister is also likely to hold bilateral meetings with Managing
Director AFD and will meet the Management of Renault besides interacting with French and Paris Based Pakistani Media.