Finance Minister, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar has received US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice G. Wells for a meeting.

They discussed the current state of Pak-US relations with particular focus on economic cooperation. The overall security situation in the region also came under discussion.

Finance minister said that such bilateral visits enhance understanding of each other’s point of view on important issues.

She also appraised Ms Wells about the current state of economy and said it was poised to move forward on the path of growth despite difficulties.

Ms Alice Wells said that Pak -US relationship is important and the us would like to carry it forward.The minister on the occasion also briefed Alice wells about Pakistan’s participation in the recently concluded Fatf meeting at Paris, France.

She said Pakistan has reiterated its strong commitment to take every possible step to root out the menace of terror financing and money laundering. Ms Wells appreciated Pakistan’s stance on FATF issues.