Pakistan to further strengthen partnership with WB: Dar

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad
Ishaq Dar Thursday said Pakistan looked forward to further
strengthen development partnership with the World Bank (WB).
Ishaq Dar was talking to Pakistan’s Executive Director in
the WB, Nasir Mahmood Khosa who called on him.
The minister said the government would welcome the visit by
Chief Executive Officer WB Kristalina Georgieva by the end of this
He stated that the government acknowledged and appreciated the support provided by the World Bank for achieving macroeconomic stability and economic development in the country.
He directed to ensure quality contributions by Pakistan’s constituency
in the WB on matters of policy and future plans of the bank.
Earlier, Khosa briefed the finance minister on matters
relating to the WB’s financing of various programmes and projects.
The executive director informed regarding the upcoming visit of
newly appointed WB’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina I. Georgieva.
The WB CEO would be visiting Pakistan from January 26 to 28.
This would be her first visit to any member country after her
appointment as the CEO of WB.