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Pak Envoy Ali Jehangir Meets US Defense Secretary Mattis

Washington (July 31, 2018): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui met with US Defense Secretary James N. Mattis in Washington on Monday.

The meeting which was held at Pentagon lasted for 30 minutes during which Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and James Mattis discussed security situation in South Asian region.Matters relating to common interests of Pakistan and the United States also came under discussion during the meeting.

Earlier on July  07, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States said that there would be no major impact on country’s economy after being placed on the Paris-based FATF watch list.

In an interview with a foreign media agency, he said that Islamabad hopes to get off the list within fifteen months and that government is committed to further tighten rules against money laundering.About Pakistan economy condition, he said the multi-billion dollars CPEC project has given a tremendous boost to its economy and investment and it has recovered significantly in the past few years, posting a 5.5 growth in the previous financial year.

In response to a question, he said Trump administration recognizes the importance of Pak-US relations and achieving peace in Afghanistan.

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