PM to interact with world, business leaders at WEF meeting


ZURICH: Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here Tuesday to participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he will interact with key world leaders and chairpersons/CEOs of 15 leading multinational organisations from the United States, Europe, China and Japan.

The prime minister was undertaking the two-day visit on the invitation of the WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab.

A statement from the Foreign Office said that the prime minister would participate in a number of important events and hold bilateral meetings. He would also interact with heads of states and governments at a special session of the Informal Group of World Economic Leaders (IGWEL), besides participating in a WEF session, titled “The Belt and Road Impact”.

The statement further informed that the prime minister would have a busy schedule with the media and would give interviews to major international outlets, including Wall Street Journal, Nikkei/FT Group, Washington Post, CNN and Reuters.

“Participation of the prime minister in WEF annual meeting 2018 provides an opportunity to project Pakistan as a prime destination of business, investment and trade,” the Foreign Office statement said.

“The event would provide an opportunity to showcase Pakistan’s upward economic trajectory and its huge potential, besides providing an informal setting to meet world leaders and share views on different issues.”


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