Pakistan looks to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

pakistan-sri-lanka-have-tremendous-scope-to-further-strengthen-bilateral-ties-dar-1472303784-4444Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan and Sri Lanka have tremendous scope to further strengthen the bilateral economic and trade relations.

He was talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake in Islamabad on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported.

Ishaq Dar said Pakistan Government will fully cooperate for expanding the bilateral economic ties.

The Sri Lankan Finance Minister congratulated Ishaq Dar on successful hosting of the SAARC Finance Ministers meeting and stated that decisions reached in the meeting will further strengthen the SAARC process.

He also appreciated the exceptional economic performance of Pakistan over the past three years. He said the South Asian countries can learn a lot from the reform efforts in Pakistan, which have not only stabilized the economy in a short span of time but also put it on the path of growth.

Meanwhile, Director General Frontier Works Organization Major General Muhammad Afzal and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at a meeting in Islamabad today reviewed progress of the ongoing projects of FWO especially in the energy and transport sectors.

DG FWO briefed the Minister about the projects being undertaken in the country.

Talking to him, Finance Minister appreciated the role of Frontier Works Organization in the national development.

Ishaq Dar assured all possible facilitation in financing the projects. (Colombo Gazette)