Моральный риск пакистанской экономики

ЛАХОР. Только что завершившийся визит Хиллари Клинтон в Исламабад – для продолжения стратегического диалога, который она и её пакистанский коллега Шах Мехмуд Куреши начали ранее в этом году, принёс некоторый комфорт принимающей стороне. Соединённые Штаты пообещали обеспечить выделение 500 миллионов долларов на несколько крупных проектов в Пакистане. Это должно стать частью полтора миллиарда долларов, выделенных Пакистану в законопроекте, подписанном президентом Бараком Обамой в прошлом году.

За день до прибытия Клинтон в Исламабад там встречались друзья демократического Пакистана. Более ранняя встреча группы под председательством Барака Обамы прошла на заднем плане Генеральной Ассамблеи ООН в Нью-Йорке в прошлом году. На ней присутствовали тогдашний премьер-министр Великобритании Гордон Браун, главы Всемирного банка и Международного валютного фонда и правительственные министры из нескольких стран. На встрече в Исламабаде друзья демократического Пакистана (ДДП) согласились обеспечить финансирование программы развития энергетики Пакистана и обратились к пакистанцам за предложениями по развитию других секторов, считающихся жизненно важными для экономики.

А несколькими днями ранее президент Асиф Али Зардари совершил свой пятый визит в Пекин со времени вступления в должность в августе 2008 года – на этот раз государственный визит – и заручился обещаниями поддержки в развитии ядерной энергетики и строительстве железнодорожной линии через горную цепь Каракорум, которая соединит две страны. Это бы облегчило доступ западного Китая к морю через пакистанский порт Гуадар.

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