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IMF chief, ADB president to visit Pakistan next week

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ISLAMABAD: The Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Christine Laragrde and President Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao are expected to visit Pakistan next week.

In this regard Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting on Thursday to review arrangements for their visits and other international events planned for the next week.

Pakistan will also host the 15th Ministerial conference of Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) in Islamabad from 25-26th October.

Officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Division briefed the finance minister on the overall arrangements for the CAREC conference and high profile visits in a befitting manner.

Ishaq Dar said that the CAREC conference will provide member countries an important opportunity to further collaborate in areas of mutual interest to improve regional cooperation.

The delegations from CAREC states including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Georgia will participate in the CAREC Ministerial conference.

He added that the high profile visits as well as CAREC conference is the proof of the confidence of the international development partners in the strength of Pakistan’s economy.

He said that the government is committed to ensure that the growth rate is sustainable as well as inclusive and that Pakistan become a destination of choice for international investors.

He directed that the relevant ministries and departments should coordinate closely to ensure success of the planned international events.

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