Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday left for Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he is scheduled to hold meetings with several world leaders.
On the sidelines, the premier will hold bilateral meetings with several world leaders including US President Donald Trump. It will be the third leadership-level interaction between Pakistan and the US since Imran’s visit to Washington in July last year.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and Special Assistant National Security Division Mooed Yusuf are accompanying the prime minister.
According to Foreign Office statement issued on Monday, PM Imran who is attending the forum at the invitation of its founder and executive chairman Prof Klaus Schwab, will deliver “keynote address” at the WEF special session, and participate in the “Pakistan Strategy Dialogue” with corporate leaders.
PM Imran is also scheduled to hold several meetings with a wide range of corporate, business, technology and finance executives, and representatives of international financial institutions.
The prime minister will also speak to senior international media persons and editors during a session with the Forum’s International Media Council. He is also scheduled to have interviews with major international media outlets.
Throughout his engagements in Davos, Imran will share Pakistan’s vision and achievements in the areas of the economy, peace and stability, trade, business and investment opportunities, according to the Foreign Office.
He will also highlight the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s perspective on key regional and international issues, the statement concluded.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the WEF, which runs until Thursday. The theme for this year’s gathering is ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’, the Foreign Office statement added.
At the three-day prestigious event, political leaders, business executives, heads of international organisations and civil society representatives from around the world will deliberate on contemporary economic, geopolitical, social and environmental issues.