FM Qureshi says talks with IMF chief ‘productive’


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10 Feb, 2019 9:32 pm

DUBAI (92 News) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said on Sunday that a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Dubai as ‘productive’.

“We have reached a consensus with the IMF on basic points. The prime minister’s meeting with IMF chief Christine Lagarde remained productive,” FM Qureshi said while talking to the journalists after the meeting.

The minister said that he was happy that the government and the IMF converged on a number of financial issues and vowed to bring in a programme to facilitate low-income stratum of society.

In the meeting with the IMF chief, the prime minister lauded IMF’s support to Pakistan and shared his vision for nation-building. FM Qureshi stressed that the government’s commitment for undertaking structural and governance reforms and strengthening social protection in Pakistan.

The IMF MD acknowledged the steps taken so far by the Pakistani government for stabilising the economy. She said that the IMF will remain engaged in supporting Pakistan in sustaining its economic recovery.

Meanwhile, the prime minister met the IMF chief on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai this evening. Finance Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser to PM on Commerce, Textile and Industry Abdul Razak Dawood and others were present during the meeting.

PM meets IMF chief on sidelines of World Govt Summit

Earlier today, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director (MD) Christine Lagarde called on Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai. During the meeting, they discussed matters pertaining to bilateral interest.

Pakistan to deal with IMF on common men friendly conditions: FM Qureshi

Prior to departure for Dubai with Prime Minister, talking to the journalists, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that governance is a big issue of our region and good governance is imperative for Pakistan.

He said Pakistan is facing various problems due to bad governance in the past and the Prime Minister Imran Khan is striving hard to introduce model intuitional reforms to improve performance of government departments.

He said during the visit the premier will also hold a meeting with International Monetary Fund Chief. He said Pakistan wants to move forward with IMF with on conditions which will not affect common men.



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