ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 27th August, 2016) : Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake here on Saturday congratulated Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar on successful hosting of the 8th SAARC Finance Ministers Meeting and stated that decisions reached in the meeting would further strengthen the SAARC process. Karunanayake heading a Sri Lankan delegation which attended the the SAARC Finance Ministers meeting, called on Ishaq Dar.
He also appreciated the exceptional economic performance of Pakistan over the past three years and said Pakistan's economy was now closely followed the world over, particularly in the South Asian region. The South Asian countries, he added, could learn a lot from the reform efforts in Pakistan which had not only stabilized the economy in a short span of time but put it on a firm growth path. Finance Minister Dar appreciated Karunanayake for attending the SAARC Finance Ministers meeting personally.
His presence in Islamabad, he said, was a proof of the close bilateral relations between the two countries. Ishaq Dar said there was tremendous scope in further strengthening the economic and trade relations between the two countries and assured full cooperation of the Government of Pakistan in that endeavour. Karunanayake thanked Minister Dar for the hospitality extended to him and his delegation during their visit to Pakistan The meeting was attended by senior officers of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.