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UN Under Secretary General/ESCAP Executive Secretary meeting Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

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Islamabad. December 5 (APP): Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue, Senator Ishaq Dar, was met by the Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Executive Secretary of ESCAP Arminda Salsia Alisjahbana in the Finance Division.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Finance Tariq Bajwa, Special Secretary Finance and other senior officers of Finance Division were also present on the occasion. The Finance Minister welcomed UN Under-Secretary-General/ESCAP Executive Secretary Armenda Silsialisjahbana and appreciated the supporting role of the United Nations.

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He said that he fully acknowledges the solidarity of the United Nations with Pakistan in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan, but Pakistan needs more international support for flood reconstruction and rehabilitation. The Finance Minister also appreciated the cooperation of friendly countries in this difficult time.

Executive Secretary Armenda Salsiahalis Jahbana informed the Minister of Finance about the framework of ESCAP and said that as the most comprehensive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region, ESCAP aims to promote sustainable development. To promote cooperation among its member countries to solve the challenges. The Finance Minister was also apprised of the sectors in which ESCAP is currently working in Pakistan, including education, energy, social development, etc.

The finance minister said that huge amount of money has been spent on reconstruction and rehabilitation in the flood affected areas. He also explained about the overall economic scenario of the country and the socio-economic policies of the present government for the betterment of the poor section of the society. The Executive Secretary appreciated the current government's policies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and offered full support and cooperation to Pakistan.

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