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PM Imran Khan meets Managing Director IMF Christine Lagarde in Beijing

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BEIJING, China: Prime Minister Imran Khan had a meeting with the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of 2nd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in Beijing, China, on Friday.

The prime minister was assisted by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and the Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood.

The meeting reviewed the relationship between Pakistan and the IMF.

Imran Khan identified the areas of reform and initiatives being undertaken by the government to stabilize the economy, control inflation and achieve fiscal balance.

The two leaders agreed on the importance of the Fund programme and to work towards an agreement for which an IMF delegation is coming to Islamabad.

The two sides agreed on the need for a social safety net for the vulnerable groups of the society.

Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan also met the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Bank Kristalinea Georgieva in Beijing, and appreciated the role played by the World Bank in regional connectivity, poverty alleviation, financial management, provisional projects, Dasu and other infrastructure projects and ease of doing business.

The prime minister informed the CEO World Bank of the recent steps taken by the government for improving the economic and fiscal situation in the country.

Imran Khan also apprised the CEO on the socio-economic uplift measures taken up by the government and creation of “Ehsaas” social welfare programme.

The CEO World Bank Kristalinea Georgieva pledged to further strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in the areas of disbursements programme lending and guarantees provision for raising external funds.

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