Islamabad, 11 December 2023 (TDI): Ladislav Steinhübel, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Pakistan called on Caretaker Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs Dr. Shamshad Akhtar at the Finance Division.
During the meeting, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar warmly welcomed Ambassador Alfred Ladislav Steinhübel, extending congratulations on his esteemed assignment in Pakistan. The discussions revolved around the burgeoning bilateral relations and the progressive trajectory of the Czech Republic’s relationship with Pakistan.
Both parties expressed optimism that the newly forming Joint Economic Commission (JEC) would serve as a significant catalyst in elevating commercial exchanges between the two nations.
The Finance Minister highlighted bilateral relations and the level of development in these relations between the Czech Republic and Pakistan. The Finance Minister hoped that the newly established JEC would provide an international platform for enhancing bilateral commercial relations between the two countries.
Alfred Ladislav Steinhübel thanked the Finance Minister and expressed the hope that the first meeting of JEC will be held soon to provide necessary information to enhance trade relations. He further informed that Czech companies are looking for collaboration in the Mining, Energy, and Chemical sectors.
The Finance Minister welcomed the interest and assured that the Government will facilitate B2B contacts. In addition, the Finance Minister sought collaboration in higher education. The Finance Minister also briefed about the reforms undertaken by the Government to bring macro-economic stability to the country.