Dar hails support of ADB for socio-economic development


Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has appreciated the continued support of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for socio-economic development in Pakistan. He said this while speaking to the Country Director, ADB, Werner Liepach here on Sunday.
The Minister welcomed the visit of the ADB Vice President and added that he also looked forward to his participation in the ADB’s annual meeting where he would have exchange of views with the Bank’s senior leadership regarding funding for various projects in Pakistan.
Werner Liepach on the occasion extended official invitation to the Finance Minister for participation in the ADB’s annual meeting in May this year.
He also informed the Minister about the forthcoming visit to Pakistan of the Vice President of ADB in April. The ADB’ current portfolio for Pakistan was reviewed in detail on the occasion and discussion also took place on the future funding programme of ADB with particular emphasis on infrastructure development. Senior officials of the Finance Division and Economic Affairs Division attended the meeting.

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