Pakistan Donors Conference and Friends of Democratic Pakistan Group Ministerial Meeting
March 24, 2009
- Japan and the World Bank will co-host a Pakistan Donors Conference on
April 17, 2009, in Tokyo. Friends of Democratic Pakistan Group Ministerial
Meeting will also be held by the Government of Pakistan on the same day
- Expected participants for the Pakistan Donors Conference include Japan,
Pakistan, the World Bank, members of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan
Group Ministerial Meeting, and other countries and international organizations
that have been providing economic assistance to Pakistan. Pakistani
President H.E. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari will visit Japan for this occasion.
- Peace and stability in Pakistan are connected to the peace and stability
of the international community as a whole including Japan. Currently,
Pakistan faces difficult challenges including economic reform and counter
terrorism measures. At the Donor Conference, Pakistan will present its strategy
for these challenges along with its assistance needs, and countries and
international organizations will pledge additional resources to support
Pakistan’s efforts. At the conclusion of the Conference, a joint
chairmen’s statement compiling the assistance announced by each country
and international organization will be issued.
- Under the initiative of the host country, Pakistan, participants of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Group Ministerial Meeting will discuss a mid-term strategy for Pakistan, and each country is expected to announce political support for the country.
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