Pak-China friendship popular in Pakistan: Dar

Frankfurt, Germany—Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said that Pak-China friendship enjoys across-the-board political, institutional and popular support in Pakistan.
Speaking during a meeting with the Chinese delegation on the sidelines of the ADB’s Annual Board of Governors (BoGs) meeting here on Wednesday, Ishaq Dar appreciated leadership and hard work of the Chinese Finance Minister and his team for establishment of AIIB. He thanked him for providing valuable support to Pakistan for different projects including projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
As a result of Chinese support for mega projects including projects under CPEC, the interest of international development agencies and other private investors has increased manifold.
The Finance Minister particularly highlighted macro-economic reform agenda of the government that has resulted in revival of economy.
Chinese Finance Minister said that he is very pleased to know that Pakistan has made progress on the economic front. China will do its best to support Pakistan in its different development initiatives.
He was delighted to learn that the first batch of projects to be cleared by AIIB’s Board will include projects from Pakistan.
Mr. Ishaq Dar invited the Chinese Finance Minister for a visit to Pakistan. The Chinese Finance Minister thanked Mr. Ishaq Dar for his kind invitation and warm wishes.—INP

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