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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reform and Special Initiatives met Acting CEO USIDFC

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Washington DC, October 22, 2021 (TDI):  Acting Chief Executive Officer of US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Mr. Dev Jagadesan called on Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reform, and Special Initiatives, Mr. Asad Umar at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC today.
Jagadesan briefed the Minister on mission and priorities including its engagement in Pakistan. He said that DFC was keen to work with private sector entities interested in exploring business opportunities. The two sides discussed the ways and means to enhance project-based cooperation. The Minister thanked DFC of its longstanding interest and continued investments in Pakistan. He noted that with its expanded portfolio and available flexibilities, DFC could play an important role in financing public sector and public-private partnership projects in Pakistan as well as key regional connectivity projects.

The Minister urged DFC to explore investment opportunities in the climate financing of the risk-mitigating projects through the private sector in the country. He also highlighted the immense potential for cooperation in fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic, especially through procurement and production of vaccines.

The two sides agreed to remain engaged in developing a portfolio of priority projects for
further collaboration.

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