Asad Umar-led delegation meets IMF, World Bank officials

Asad Umar-led delegation meets IMF, World Bank officials

Washington (Agencies): A delegation of Pakistani officials held meetings with high-level officials of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington on Wednesday.

The Pakistani delegation led by Finance Minister Asad Umar and comprising State Bank Governor Tariq Bajwa, Finance Secretary Younas Dagha, and Economic Affairs Secretary Noor Ahmed, among others discussed various economic and development projects with the WB President David Malpass, IMF Executive Director Christine Lagarde, and IMF Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang.

During the meeting, Malpass appreciated Pakistan's efforts for reforms and assured that World Bank will continue its assistance.

Umar also met with Hartwig Schafer, the vice president for South Asia at World Bank, and was scheduled to participate in a talk with the assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary of the US Treasury.

The Pakistani officials arrived in Washington late Tuesday and are expected to stay for a couple of days.

Asad Umar also chaired a meeting with the members of the US-Pakistan Council to explore investment opportunities and prospects in Pakistan.