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Dutch investors want to invest in Pakistan

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Staff writer ▼ | March 12, 2014
Dutch investors see a lot of economic potential in energy, agriculture and infrastructure development projects in Pakistan. This was stated by Dutch Vice Trade Minister Simon Smits during his meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
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PakistanDutch investors see a lot of economic potential in energy, agriculture and infrastructure development projects in Pakistan. This was stated by Dutch Vice Trade Minister Simon Smits during his meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.


The vice minister, who is leading a delegation to Pakistan, also offered assistance in flood control, sewage and drainage of water. The Dutch vice minister also informed the finance minister that his government was looking forward to the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the Hague to attend the nuclear security summit being held there from March 24 to 25.

Reciprocating the interest of Dutch companies, Ishaq Dar informed the Netherlands minister that Pakistan would welcome investment from the Netherlands, the government would fully facilitate Dutch investors and added that trade is our area of interest and there is a huge potential for hydro-carbon exploration companies to invest in this sector.

The finance minister informed the delegation that the government has been very successfully tackling energy and economic issues. Mr. Dar said the government appreciates the Netherlands' support to Pakistan for getting GSP+ status. Meanwhile, talks were in advance stage for an agreement between Pakistan and the Netherlands for cooperation in agriculture.


 

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