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Finance Minister, Muhammad Ishaq Dar met Japan International Cooperation Agency delegation, headed by its Vice-President Yasushi Kanzaki on the sidelines of the ADB’s Annual Board of Governors Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Finance Minister appreciated the Government of Japan and JICA for their continued support for economic development of Pakistan.

He informed the Japanese side that Karachi Circular Railway is a project of national importance and urged Mr. Kanzaki to expedite action for providing firm commitment for funding the project. The Minister expressed his desire for enhancing the level of economic cooperation between the two countries. 

The JICA delegation reciprocated the intention of enhancing the level of bilateral cooperation. Matters relating to ongoing projects in Pakistan funded by JICA   were also discussed. It was noted that these projects were making satisfactory progress.

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