PM Imran to meet US President on the sideline of World Economic Forum

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PM Imran to meet US President on the sideline of World Economic Forum

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, from 21 to 23 January 2020.
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, this would be the third leadership-level interaction between Pakistan and the US since the prime minister’s visit to Washington in July 2019.
The prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with several other world leaders, while several meetings are also scheduled with a wide range of corporate, business, technology and finance executives, and representatives of international financial institutions.
PM Imran Khan will speak to senior international media persons and editors during a session with the Forum’s International Media Council. He will also give interviews to major international media outlets.
Throughout his engagements at Davos, Imran Khan will share Pakistan’s vision and achievements in the areas of economy, peace & stability, trade, business and investment opportunities. He will also highlight the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan’s perspective on key regional and international issues.
PM Imran Khan will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, from January 21 to 23, 2020 at the invitation of Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF. The thematic focus of this session is on “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Forum. In keeping with the significance of this milestone, political leaders, business executives, heads of international organizations and civil society representatives will deliberate on contemporary economic, geopolitical, social and environmental issues.
The foreign office statement said that two key highlights of the visit include the prime minister’s “Keynote Address” at the WEF Special Session, and his interaction at the “Pakistan Strategy Dialogue” with CEOs and Corporate leaders.
The premier’s trip to Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) will cost US$68,000 which is far less than what had been spent by his predecessors.
Imran will reach Davos on Tuesday on a three-day official visit to attend the Forum. However, his trip will cost only US$68,000 due to austerity measures his government has taken.
Last month, the Press Information Department (PID) in a statement had said the PM’s three-day visit along with his delegation is estimated to cost the national exchequer $68,000. This is far less than what was spent by his predecessors. The visits of former Pakistani Prime Ministers to Davos, including Nawaz Sharif, cost $762,000, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi $561,000 and Yousuf Raza Gilani $459,000.
Imran’s Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Zulfi Bukhari and other officials will also accompany in addition to officials from his government.

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