Islamabad, 14 January 2023 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will attend the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 53rd Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland, from January 16 to 20, 2023.

Bilawal will attend at the invitation of the Forum’s President, Børge Brende. Foreign Minister will be accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar during the visit.

Bilawal and the State Minister will participate in several WEF events on contemporary global and regional issues.

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The World Economic Forum annually brings together political and business leaders to identify pathways to overcome economic, social, and environmental challenges. This year the theme of the forum is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.”

Bilateral engagements during the visit

Bilawal will share his perspective of Pakistan on the economic and social impact of the evolving geopolitical realities and challenges.

He will highlight the developing world’s perspective on climate change, food and energy security, and social vulnerabilities in times of high inflation and slowing economic activity.

Bilawal and the State Minister of Pakistan will meet participating dignitaries, including political leaders, corporate executives, heads of international organizations, and leading media and civil society personalities.

The World Economic Forum’s 53rd meeting

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its annual meeting in Davos from January 16 to 20. The main venue will be the Davos Congress Centre, but related events will take place throughout the town.

Several heads of state and senior government officials will travel to Davos for the meeting. To facilitate the event, Swiss authorities have implemented stringent security measures throughout the city.

WEF is working on several themes for the annual meeting: sustainability, economic growth and resilience, and energy and globalization.

Also read: WEF Sustainable Development Impact Meeting

It is pertinent to note that today’s world is at a critical inflection point. The sheer number of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action.

The forum will provide a platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogues & help find solutions through public-private cooperation.