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Raheel Sharif to speak at World Economic Forum

Former Chief of Army Staff General (retd) Raheel Sharif will speak at the annual meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos-Kloster, Switzerland starting on January 17.

Raheel Sharif will be among a panel of speakers for the program titled ‘The Global Security Context’. The session will moderated by Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House, United Kingdom.

The session will discuss the noteworthy changes and emerging trends reshaping the international security agenda.

The dimensions to be addressed include recalibration of US security priorities, geostrategic shifts, and the future conflict domains.

Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia, and Ursula von der Leyen, Defence minister of Germany will also be among the panel speakers with Raheel Sharif.

Later, he will also speak among a panel at another session titled ‘Terrorism in the Digital Age’. The session will moderated by Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford.

The session will discuss how leaders can respond to the threat of terrorism in the digital age, as terrorist organizations are using increasingly sophisticated digital networks to signal allegiance to a wider movement, attack their enemies and manage resources.

The 47th meeting of the WEF will bring some of the elite business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.



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