Remarks With Pakistani Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh
Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources
MINISTER SHAIKH: Thank you. I’m delighted to be here and feel really privileged to participate in these discussions. The U.S.-Pakistan economic relationship is very important. The U.S. is Pakistan’s single-most important trading partner. Historically, they have invested the most in our country. I think Deputy Secretary Nides has played a very important part in reenergizing this partnership, and we are looking forward to deepening our economic relationship. And the areas that we would like to focus are on trade, investment, and better utilization of external assistance and trying to bring our businesses together to put this relationship on a really strong foundation. Thank you very much.
DEPUTY SECRETARY NIDES: Thanks buddy. Thanks you all very much.