Looking forward to work with new US admin for strengthening ties: Dar

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Looking forward to work with new US admin for strengthening ties: Dar

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP): Expressing best wishes on the swearing in
of the new President of the United States, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said the government of Pakistan looked forward to working with the new US administration for further strengthening bilateral, strategic and economic cooperation.
He was talking to US Ambassador David Hale, who called on him
here at the Finance Ministry on Saturday.
The two sides discussed matters of bilateral interests, particularly trade and economic relations, according to statement issued by the
ministry.
The Finance Minister stated that there was considerable untapped potential to increase bilateral trade and investment between Pakistan
and the US.
He said after having achieved macroeconomic stability, the government
was now focused on achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth and would welcome foreign investments for the purpose.
He urged the US Ambassador to encourage US investors to capitalize
on the investment opportunities in Pakistan.
On the occasion, Ambassador Hale said the US valued its longstanding ties with Pakistan and considered Pakistan an important partner.
Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance also attended the
meeting.