Washington DC, October 15, 2021 (TDI): U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu called on Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin at the Pakistan Embassy today.
The Finance Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire for a broad-based and sustainable
relationship with the United States. He underscored Pakistan’s interest in enhancing investment and trade linkages with the United States. He reiterated the Government’s commitment to undertaking further economic reform and improving the ease of doing business for foreign companies.
Finance Minister Tarin also reiterated Pakistan’s support for an inclusive political
settlement in Afghanistan. He said that while the Taliban should honor 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.