Tarin seeks broader ties with US

Tarin also reiterated Pakistan's support for an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan


APP October 16, 2021
Shaukat Tarin speaks at a meeting in Washington in 2009. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD:

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu called on Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin at the Pakistan Embassy on Friday, according to press statement received here.

The statement said that the finance minister reaffirmed Pakistan's desire for a broad-based and sustainable relationship with the US. He underscored Pakistan's interest in enhancing investment and trade linkages with the US.

Tarin reiterated the government's commitment to undertaking further economic reforms and improving the ease of doing business for foreign companies.

Govt focusing on uplifting poorer segment: Tarin

Tarin also reiterated Pakistan's support for an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

He said while the Taliban should honour their commitments, it was important that the international community help the Afghan people as they faced a dire humanitarian crisis.

Assistant Secretary Lu appreciated the government's commitment to economic reform and reciprocated the finance minister's desire for greater trade and investment ties between the two countries.

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