*BALI - Finance Minister Asad Umar held an important meeting with the World Bank Chief in Indonesia.*
*He met President World Bank Dr. Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Group Annual meetings in Bali city of Indonesia on Wednesday.*
According to a statement issued by Ministry of Finance, Asad Umar shared with the World Bank leader, the vision of the new government and its priorities and the current level of Pak-World Bank cooperation.
Earlier, the finance minister met his Indonesian counterpart Sri Mulyani Indrawati and discussed matters pertaining to expansion of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Asad Umar emphasized upon expanding Pak-Indonesia trade relations and n this regard, called upon the Indonesian side to expedite the process of ratification of the additional tariff lines granted to Pakistan after comprehensive review of the PTA in 2017.
Congratulating the finance minister on assuming the office after recent elections in Pakistan, Sri Mulyani Indrawati reaffirmed Indonesia’s desire to expand bilateral relations and assured her support to address the points raised by the Pakistan side.
The minister also had meetings with senior officials of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and OECD.