Pakistan

Dutch Queen due in Islamabad tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development Queen Maxima of Netherlands will arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday (tomorrow) for a three-day visit.

According to a press release by Foreign Office (FO), Queen Maxima of Netherlands will have meet meetings with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the President Mamnoon Hussain besides other engagements with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

The Foreign Office also stated in the release that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had also met the Queen on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2016.

“In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate, Queen Maxima encourages universal access for individuals and enterprises, at a reasonable cost, to a wide range of financial services, provided by diverse responsible and sustainable institutions”, FO stated.

“The Special Advocate works in partnership with stakeholders globally to raise awareness, encourage leadership, and foster action towards financial inclusion”, the release read.

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