ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here last evening at the Finance Ministry and discussed matters of bilateral economic interest.
Regarding the Coalition Support Fund (CSF), the Finance Minister thanked the US Government for disbursing the tranche of $352 million for the January-March 2013 quarter and requested early processing and disbursement of remaining tranches.
The Finance Minister briefed the US Ambassador about the recently concluded review meetings with the IMF as well as his meetings with UAE leadership and Etisalat management.
Mr. Olson assured the Finance Minister that the US wants to further improve its friendly relations with Pakistan and assured that the US will expedite the process of payment of the remaining amount of the CSF.
The two also discussed the upcoming meeting of the Economic Working Group scheduled to be held in Washington in the second week of April.
Mr. Olson informed the Finance Minister that a four member delegation of Congress Defence Committee are visiting Pakistan later during the week and would like to meet the Finance Minister.
The Finance Minister said he would welcome the Congressmen.