• publish: 22 April 2018
  • time: 11:22 am
  • category: Economy
  • No: 6466

IMF appreciated Afghanistan’s economic reform and increased revenue

According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appreciated Achievements of Afghan Government in the area of increased revenue and necessarily critical reforms in National Budget for ongoing solar year.

The admiration came from IMF Deputy Managing Director of Mitsuhiro Furusawa during a meeting with Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi in Washington DC, the statement said.Kabul Times reported.

Khalil Sediq, CEO of Da Afghanistan Bank Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to Washington D.C were present, during the meeting and exchanged their views on economic and banking sector.
Minister of Finance thanked IMF for supporting Afghanistan’s financial reform and meanwhile invited him to Geneva Conference that is likely to take place by the end of this year.
Separately, Hakemi held a meeting with Miftah Ismail, Acting Finance Minister of Pakistan.
Both sides discussed strengthening economic and trade ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan, assignment of technical working team comprised of representatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan to amend the agreement of trade and transit between the countries (APTTA), regional projects including CASA-1000 and TAPI.
Ethel Sennhauser, Vice President of World Bank for South Asia Region and Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to United State were present.
Additionally, both sides also talked about power transmission line from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s exports and imports through Waga Port, Turkham- Jalal Abad Road and other relevant issues.
Finally, Minister of Finance invited his Pakistani counterpart to Kabul to fully discuss APTTA and then a technical team from Afghan side will visit Islamabad to negotiate on the matter.
The Vice President of World Bank for South Asia Region reiterated the bank’s support to economic and trade ties between the two counties.

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