Have to see how we will appeal to US funding in Pakistan: FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi mentioned Wednesday the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visited Islamabad on President Donald Trump’s directions.
Addressing a press convention right here, Qureshi mentioned: “There is numerous area for American traders in Pakistan and we’ve to see how can we appeal to funding in Pakistan.
“We have to see which sectors need investment in the country,” he mentioned.
Referring to the Afghan peace course of, the minister famous: “At first, we were thought of as a part of the problem [but] now, we are being considered as part of the solution.”
“Pakistan has been invited to attend the US-Taliban accord,” he mentioned, including that it might not have been attainable if Pakistan had not intervened.
“Islamabad’s contribution is being in the process is being acknowledged,” he mentioned. “Before, Pakistan was blamed for the failure of the [US] South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan but now the situation has changed.”
“A new era has begun.”
Ross meets high govt officers
Earlier within the day, Ross had mentioned the US was keen to boost funding within the nation and that Washington supported commerce and improvement within the nation.
Ross’ feedback got here throughout a gathering with Commerce Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood as the 2 met in Islamabad to debate commerce ties between US and Pakistan.
“We fully support trade and development in the country. Pakistan needs to enhance bilateral ties with US,” Ross mentioned.
PM Imran mentioned bilateral commerce relations with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, sources had knowledgeable Geo News, throughout a gathering additionally attended by FM Qureshi.
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The PM’s adviser on finance and income, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, additionally met the commerce secretary to debate financial and monetary relations between the 2 nations.
“The US wants to strengthen its relations with Pakistan,” Ross mentioned throughout his assembly with Shaikh. The adviser responded by saying: “We thank America for supporting our nation in numerous sectors.
“Conducive environment for investment in the country is a good opportunity for US companies,” Shaikh added.
Razzak, then again, mentioned they may present all of the services to the exporters. “We are taking steps to make this a beneficial commerce setting.
“There are many enterprise alternatives for US businessmen within the nation,” he added.