Panama tenders apology over its Minister's statement

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 19 (APP): The Government of Panama has clarified a statement given by its Deputy Ministry of Economy Ivan Zarak mistakenly referring to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar during an interview with the CNN International this week.

“In his declarations, Deputy Minister Zarak by mistake mentioned he had a conversation with the Minister for Finance of Pakistan during the Global Connect Initiative meeting at Washington D.C. when instead it was with the Federal Finance Secretary Dr Waqar Masood Khan, who represented Pakistani Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar at this conference,” it said.

Panama apologized for the misunderstanding, said a facsimile of a message of Ambassador of Panama in Mexico conveying statement from Panama Government and received here Tuesday from the Pakistan Embassy in Mexico.