ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met with his Chinese counterpart Lou Jiwei in Beijing on Sunday. According to a press release, the bilateral meeting took place on the sidelines of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) inaugural session. During the meeting, Ishaq Dar congratulated Lou Jiwei on being elected as the first Chairman of the AIIB Council. AIIB, together with other multilateral development institutions, would not only accelerate the inclusive growth of Asian countries’ economies but will also support the global economic recovery. Dar expressed the hope that the economic and financial cooperation between the two sides would further deepen and usher in an era of progress, prosperity and development for both the countries. He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project was of great significance particularly for Pakistan and China and the region.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2016.
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