Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has appreciated Asian Development Bank's support to the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation initiative in bringing the member countries closer through cooperation in areas like trade and transportation.

He sated this during meeting with President ADB Takehiko Nakao on Friday.

He said that regional connectivity is extremely important for the member countries of CAREC.

Takehiko Nakao thanked Ishaq Dar for his continued encouragement for ADB supported initiatives in Pakistan. He assured to further enhance the level of cooperation in the years to come.

Earlier, during visit to China in a meeting with Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie in Urumqi, Ishaq Dar said Pak-China strategic relationship is an anchor for regional peace and stability.

Ishaq Dar said Pakistan-China friendship enjoys across-the-board political, institutional and popular support in Pakistan.

Xiao Jie said that senior level exchanges between the two neighbors have been helpful in furthering the objectives of strong bilateral relationship.




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