ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari will pay a three-day official visit to Russia from June 20 to 22 to participate in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).The president will join other world leaders at St Petersburg forum that annually gathers leading decision-makers from across the globe to identify key economic challenges and engage them in finding solutions. With this year’s theme being `Effective Leadership’, the president will highlight the issues affecting the global economy and the increasing role of emerging economic powers. President Zardari will also take part in the panel discussion titled `Leadership That Works’ and will stress on finding ways to strengthen energy security, regulate financial markets, and introduce large-scale reforms.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2012.
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