US high official talks about money laundering, terror financing with Asad Umar

Islamabad, November 06(Online):Finance Minister, Asad Umar and US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice G. Wells discussed the matters relating to bilateral Pak US relations, mutual cooperation and ways and means to curb money laundering and terror financing. 

On Tuesday, visiting US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State called  on Finance Minster in his office. Both sides discussed the current state of Pak-US relations with focus on economic cooperation. The overall security situation in the region also came under discussion.
Finance Minister said that such visits contribute to enhancing understanding of each other’s point of view on issues of bilateral significance. He shared with Ms Wells the vision of the PTI government to bring about changes in the economic landscape of the country.
Alice Wells apprised the Minister of the US efforts for regional security and emphasized the importance of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in that regard. Matters related to international cooperation to curb terror financing also came under discussion. The Finance Minister said that Pakistan had made huge strides against terrorism in the recent years and it will continue to take all possible steps to root out terror financing and money laundering.