Islamabad, 10 January 2024 (TDI): Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar will embark on an official visit to Switzerland to participate in the 54th Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, during the weekly press briefing of the foreign office reported that Prime Minister Kakar will visit Davos, Switzerland from 15th to 19th January 2024.
Prime Minister is visiting to participate in the annual meeting of The World Economic Forum, which is an annual gathering of government and corporate leaders for discussions on contemporary trends and challenges, developments shaping the world, and charting collective policy responses.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Rebuilding Trust.” The 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will provide a crucial space to focus on the fundamental principles driving trust, including transparency, consistency, and accountability.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will attend three thematic events which include preventing an era of global conflict, restoring faith in the global system, and preventing economic fracture.
The Prime Minister will also deliver a keynote address on the theme “Trade Tech’s Trillion Dollar Promise” and hold meetings with government and business leaders on the sidelines.
The 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will welcome over 100 governments, all major international organizations, 1000 Forum’s Partners, as well as civil society leaders, experts, youth representatives, social entrepreneurs, and news outlets.
The World Economic Forum (WEF), headquartered in Geneva, was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation for public-private cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
This visit of the Interim Prime Minister would be perhaps one of his last official visits abroad, as the Caretaker Prime Minister of the country, as General Elections in Pakistan are to be held on February 8th.