Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, received a telephone call from Ms Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, U.S. State Department today.

Ms. Novelli appreciated the deep reforms and bold initiatives taken by the government to bring about macroeconomic stability and improve governance during the last three years. Finance Minister thanked Ms. Novelli for the cooperation and assistance provided by the US which has led to an increase in US-Pakistan bilateral engagement at both public and private sector level.

Ms. Novelli expressed the hope that incase the Finance Minister visits Washington DC, they can meet to discuss the bilateral economic portfolio. Under Secretary Novelli expressed hope that bilateral economic cooperation to stimulate growth in Pakistan will continue with the same zeal and commitment under the new administration of President elect Donald J Trump.

The Finance Minister expressed satisfaction at the ongoing bilateral economic relations with the US and hoped for enhanced relations with the incoming administration of President elect.

Both sides expressed good wishes and agreed to work closely on mutually beneficial areas of bilateral economic cooperation.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage