Friday, July 19

US Envoy calls on Planning Minister

US Envoy calls on Planning Minister

US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome on Monday called on the Caretaker Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives, Muhammad Sami Saeed and discussed matters of mutual interest between the two countries.

During the meeting, the Planning Minister appreciated the support that Pakistan has received from the United States in the field of development cooperation, bilateral trade and investment promotion.

The two sides also exchanged views on matters of common interest and expressed their resolve to enhance and strengthen bilateral relations.

The Planning Minister highlighted the government’s efforts for economic revival. The Minister further stated that the government has formed a Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) aimed at attracting foreign investment in various sectors such as Mines and Minerals, Agriculture, Information Technology and Energy and he invited US companies to explore the options to invest in these sectors.

The US envoy assured that the United States will continue development cooperation between the two countries and support Pakistan in its efforts to revive the economy.

Sub-Editor: Arslan