Pak-Russia IGC meeting: Dar spells out agenda

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday reviewed preparations for Pak-Russia Inter Governmental Commission (IGC) meeting to be held during his forthcoming visit to the Russian Federation. Dar was briefed by Secretary EAD on the agenda of the meeting which understandably accords due focus to co-operation in economy, investment, bilateral trade and energy sectors.

The long-standing issue regarding settlement of dues between private sector companies of both sides shall also figure in the proposed agenda for discussion. Both sides believe that the issue has been impeding development of bilateral relations in the past and needs due attention.

Ambassador of Russian Federation, Alexey Dedov, it may be added had a meeting with the Finance Minister, early last month inviting him to the IGC meeting and also discussing with him modalities about the said meeting. Both sides hope that the IGC meeting and Dar’s visit would help attain the objective to forge overall economic co-operation. A working group, it is mentioned has already left for the Russian Federation for preliminary arrangements of the IGC meeting. Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and EAD attended the preparatory meeting.-PR