PM due in Davos today for WEF meeting

Updated January 16, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to reach Davos, Switzerland, on Monday on a five-day visit where he would participate in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting.

The prime minister is attending the annual meeting at the invitation of WEF’s Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab. The meeting is scheduled to be held from Jan 17 to 20, according to a Foreign Office statement.

During the visit, the prime minister has a full agenda at Davos, including a number of bilateral meetings with heads of states and governments, as well as with business leaders.

Among others, he would meet new Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, as well as Swiss President Doris Leuthard, at Davos.

Mr Sharif would address a group of about 60 top business leaders on “Investing in Pakistan: The New Reality”.

In addition, he would have a roundtable meeting in which he would tell a select group of business leaders about dramatic economic changes taking place in Pakistan and the immense investment and trade opportunities that are opening up in the country.

Over 3,200 heads of states and governments, public figures, top business leaders, academics and media leaders will participate in the WEF annual meeting.

The theme for the 2017 WEF annual meeting is “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.

The World Economic Forum annual meeting provides an unparalleled platform to discuss wide ranging economic and political issues.

Participants at this year’s WEF will reflect on the key challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, strengthening global collaboration, and revitalising the global economy.

Published in Dawn January 16th, 2017