State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has reached Paris to attend a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Hina Rabbani Khar’s delegation met with Jean-Louis Bourlanges, president of the French National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Commission.
Pakistan-France bilateral relations including parliamentary cooperation, the situation of floods in Pakistan, as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meetings.
To improve parliamentary relations and collaboration between the two nations, the minister invited the president to visit Pakistan.
The minister earlier hosted a meeting with a group of French intellectuals, think tank participants, and academics. She discussed the problems brought up by the attendees in-depth while sharing Pakistan’s perspective on significant national, regional, and international issues.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will meet on Friday, October 20, to decide Pakistan’s fate.
According to the sources within the finance ministry, a FATF Plenary meeting is taking place in Paris next week. It is the first FATF Plenary to be held under the two-year Singapore Presidency of T. Raja Kumar.
Pakistan is likely to exit the FATF’s infamous grey list after a period of four years as it has successfully complied with the 34-points action plan related to terror financing and money laundering.