PM Imran meets world leaders on sidelines of World Economic Forum

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PM Imran meets world leaders on sidelines of World Economic Forum

DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met many world leaders on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit where he underscored the need to foster mutual cooperation, and also highlighted the need to spread Pakistan’s positive image through digital platforms.
President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva and President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Masatsugu Asakawa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the annual meeting of WEF 2020.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Special Assistant to PM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Ambassador at Large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Raza Baqir were also present. The meeting discussed economic and issues and development.
Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong in Davos on Tuesday, on the sidelines of World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, Dunya News reported.
Bilateral relations and ways and means to strengthen economic ties were discussed during the meeting.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to UN at Geneva Ambassador Khalil Hashmi and senior officials were also present.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also called on President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday, on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Permamnent Representative to UN at Geneva Ambassador Khalil Hashmi were also present on the occasion.
Bilateral relations and ways and means to strengthen economic ties were discussed during the meeting.
Prime Minister Imran Khan invited SAP (System, Applications and Product), a software solution company of international acclaim, to support ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative in skills development and training of youths in collaboration with major universities in Pakistan.
In a meeting with SAP Chief Executive Officer Christian Klein on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss resort Davos, the prime minister expressed desire for establishing SAP laboratories in Pakistan for promotion of software engineering, a PM Office statement said issued.
SAP (System, Applications and Product) is one of the world’s largest enterprise software companies, known for their Enterprise Resource Planning Software with a significant footprint in the public and private sector of Pakistan.
Khan said his government was utilising digital applications for governance including citizen’s complaint redressal, for procedural efficiency at public offices and for improving ease-of-doing-business.
Klein apprised the Prime Minister that SAP had a long association with Pakistan since last 20 years with its most significant project the digital system for administering salaries and pensions of the Government of Pakistan.
He appreciated Pakistan’s focus on digitisation of governance and economic sectors and e expressed SAP’s commitment to train young software engineers in Germany and using them for software development in Pakistan.
The meeting was attended by Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razaq Dawood, PM’s Special Assistants Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bokhari and Dr. Moeed Yusuf, and Ambassador at Large on Foreign Investment Ali Jehangir Siddiqui.
The premier met Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser to discuss technology transfer, investment and cooperation in the IT sector. Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.
Ms Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube called on Prime Minister on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020. Both discussed the promotion of Pakistan’s tourism sector, and investment through digital platforms.
A particular emphasis was placed on utilisation of digital platforms for the promotion of education, technology transfer, investment and skills enhancement cooperation. APM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and Ambassador at large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, head of Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus were also present during the exchange.

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