World Bank CEO pledges to strengthen cooperation with Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday met, World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina Georgieva on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum (BRF), said statement.

PM Khan was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Hafeez Sheikh and Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.

The prime minister told the CEO about the recent steps taken by the government for improving the economic and fiscal situation in the country. He appreciated the role played by the World Bank in regional connectivity, poverty alleviation, financial management, provisional projects, DASU and other infrastructure projects and ease of doing business.

PM Khan also informed the CEO about the socio-economic uplift measures taken up by the government and creation of “Ehsaas” social welfare programme.

The CEO of the World Bank pledged to further strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in the areas of disbursement programmes, lending and guarantees provision for raising external funds.

 

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