Dar meets Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan

Islamabad, May 06, 2015 (PPI-OT): Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Finance held a meeting with the Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Shahin Abdulla Mustaffayev at the Ministry of Economy and Industry in Baku, says a press release received here today from Baku.

The two Ministers expressed satisfaction on the bilateral relations that so happily exist between Pakistan and Azerbaijan and discussed ways and means to boost bilateral cooperation in the domains of trade and commerce, mutual investment, energy, pharmaceuticals, textiles, sports and leather goods and agriculture products.

They agreed to facilitate and encourage businessmen from both sides to undertake joint ventures and value addition projects in order to achieve quick and best results in the said fields as well as enhance the bilateral trade between the two brotherly countries.

The Finance Minister congratulated the Minister of Economy and Industry on hosting a very successful annual meetings of the ADB Governors and wished Azerbaijan all the success in the forthcoming mega event of First Olympic Games in Azerbaijan.

The Finance Minister apprised the Economy Minister about the macro-economic measures undertaken by Pakistan, explained the development strategy and “peaceful neighbourhood” policy of the Government of Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The two Ministers agreed to support each other on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and Nogorno Karabakh conflict. They also emphasized the need to transform excellent bilateral political relations into expansion of bilateral cooperation in economic, trade and investment areas between the two countries.

To promote bilateral business and investment relations, Finance Minister Dar extended an invitation to Economy and Industry Minister Shahin to visit Pakistan which he gladly accepted. Mr. Muhammad Saleem Sethi, Secretary (EAD), Pakistan Ambassador Khalid Usman Qaiser, Azeri Ambassador Dashgin Shikarov and other officials of Azeri Ministry of Economy and Industry attended the meeting.

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