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Dar discusses flood losses with Chinese, US envoys

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Pakistan Nong Rong called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar on Friday.

Dar welcomed the Chinese ambassador and highlighted the friendly and multi-dimensional historic bilateral ties between Pakistan and China to him, said a press release. The finance minister shared huge gratitude toward the government of China for providing support to Pakistan during the floods. The latest flood losses were also discussed in the meeting. Both sides further discussed about fast-tracking progress on CPEC and exchanged views on further enhancing brotherly relations between both the countries. It was also shared that CPEC is a key project and its completion in timely manner is imperative for reaping lucrative returns. The Chinese ambassador shared historical brotherly ties between both the countries and assured the finance minister of continuous facilitation and support to Pakistan. At the same time, the Chinese ambassador also shared thankful sentiments toward Government of Pakistan for facilitating the Chinese companies working on various projects in Pakistan. In his concluding remarks, the finance minister extended gratitude to Ambassador Nong Rong for continuous support and cooperation being offered by the Government of China.

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Separately, US Ambassador Donald Blome called on Dar, who highlighted to him that both Pakistan and the US have historic, long-standing, extensive and durable relations, said a press release. Donald Blome expressed the same sentiments on bilateral relations between the two countries. The finance minister apprised the US ambassador about the estimated losses faced by Pakistan due to the devastated floods. Whereas, the ambassador informed about his recent visit to flood affected areas in Pakistan and expressed sympathy on the enormous losses caused by floods. Moreover, he apprised the finance minister on additional flood relief assistance to Pakistan by the US government in this time of crisis. The finance minister appreciated the support of the United States for flood victims and mentioned that the US had always been a great support to Pakistan whenever it got hit by any calamity. He further expressed the intention of the incumbent government to further augment the bilateral relations between both the countries in fields of economy, investment and trade. The finance minister extended gratitude to the ambassador for his support to Pakistan.



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