US-Pak economic working group meeting held

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is presently on a visit to the United States, attended a meeting of Economic Working Group under Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue.

During the meeting, the minister discussed with US officials the issues pertaining to enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries.

The United States and Pakistan will hold more in depth discussions about the joint plan at the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting in May 2014.

In the context of this joint plan, both sides agreed to continue engagement on a US-Pakistan Bilateral Investment Treaty and scheduling a third US-Pakistan Business Opportunities conference.

Ishaq Dar also had a meeting with Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns and discussed strengthening of bilateral trade and economic relations.

Dar is also scheduled to take part in IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington.