PM Imran Khan holds informal meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
DAVOS (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan held an informal meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Thursday.
Angela Merkel invited PM Imran Khan to visit Germany.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump met with Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 summit at Davos.
It is pertinent to mention here that first time Pakistani prime minister met with Trump’s daughter.
In an informal meeting, both the leaders discussed education and training programmes to empower Pakistani women. Adviser to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bokhari was also present in the meeting.
Imran Khan has asked World Economic Forum (WEF) to support on important social welfare initiatives for poverty alleviation and education.
The prime minister expressed this desire during a meeting with WEF executive chairman Dr Klaus Schwab on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020 at Davos.
PM Khan emphasized that the issues being highlighted by WEF this year are also relevant to Pakistan. “Pakistan is focusing on skills’ enhancement for youth as it considers its significant youth population as driver of economic growth,” he added.
Imran Khan said government of Pakistan is addressing the impacts of climate change through implementation of “Clean Green Pakistan Program” including plantation of 10 billion trees. He expressed the desire that WEF can partner with Pakistan on important social welfare initiatives for poverty alleviation and education.
PM hails Telenor’s investment in Pakistan
Chairperson Telenor Ms Gunn Waersted and CEO Telenor Mr Sigve Brekke called on PM Imran Khan on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020 at Davos.
The premier hailed Telenor’s confidence in Pakistan due to its presence in the country since 2005 with an investment of around 3.5 billion US dollars.
He also emphasized the government’s focus on investment in the training and development of youth for skills enhancement.
Discussions were held on enhancing application of digital solutions for good governance, poverty alleviation through use of connectivity and increased economic transactions through mobile.
Telenor reiterated its strong commitment to Pakistan technology sector and shared their ideas on developing the sector in Pakistan.
Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, SAPM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Ambassador at Large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Governor State Bank Raza Baqir were also present in the meeting.