US Dy. Secretary of State phones Finance Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): The US Deputy Secretary of State, Tony Blinken phoned Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Friday
evening and expressed best wishes for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on behalf of Secretary of State, John Carry and on his own behalf.

Finance Minister thanked him and stated that he would
convey the sentiments expressed by him and John Kerry to the Prime Minister, said a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here on Friday.

Blinken expressed that he was looking forward to meeting the
Finance Minister on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington and it was unfortunate that Ishaq Dar had to cancel his visit.