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Finance Minister, Netherlands Envoy discuss matters of mutual interest
April 03, 2024

Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb says Pakistan is interested in technology transfer and leveraging the expertise of Netherlands in agriculture, dairy, and farm production.

He was talking to Netherlands Ambassador Mrs. Henny de Vries, who called on him in Islamabad today.

The Minister said it will help enhance Pakistan's production and exports, contributing significantly to country's economy.

They also discussed matters of mutual interest and ways to strengthen the existing ties between Pakistan and the Netherlands.

The discussion also touched upon the structural reforms being implemented by the government of Pakistan for promoting economic growth and ensuring fiscal sustainability.

The Finance Minister warmly welcomed the Ambassador and expressed appreciation for the longstanding friendship and cooperation between Pakistan and the Netherlands. He highlighted the importance of the bilateral relationship, rooted in shared values and a history of collaboration.

The Ambassador reciprocated the sentiments, emphasizing the Netherlands' commitment to furthering cooperation with Pakistan across various sectors. She also appreciated government's efforts being taken towards reforms in major economic and financial sectors of the economy.

The Ambassador also informed about the pilot projects being run by the Netherlands in Pakistan, including fish production, ensuring labour safety and environmental standards in textile industries, and projects on water management in agriculture. She expressed Netherlands' commitment to furthering these initiatives and expanding cooperation in other areas of mutual interest.

Both sides agreed on the significance of enhancing bilateral relations and exploring new opportunities for partnership in areas of mutual interest.