Dar invites South Asian Finance Ministers for 8th Saarc meeting
ISLAMABAD—Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has extended invitation to his counterparts in South Asian countries to attend the 8th Finance Ministers Meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), scheduled to be held in Islamabad on August 26 this year.
In letters addressed to the Finance Ministers of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the minister stated that since the last meeting held in Kathmandu in August last year, considerable progress had been achieved in finance and investment related areas.
At the same time, he stated, certain other areas related to Saarc Development Fund (SDF) required further deliberations and follow up action. The minister expressed the hope that participation of all the members would be helpful in achieving the objectives for which Saarc has been striving since its creation.
It may be recalled that the Saarc Summit is scheduled to be held in Pakistan in November 2016.—APP