ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman of the Australian Fortescue Metals Group Limited Andrew Forrest called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday.
The Fortescue Metals Group Limited is a global leader in the iron ore industry, renewable energy, and resources sector besides being an active philanthropic organization.
The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood and the Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) Atif R. Bukhari were also present during the meeting.
Welcoming Andrew Forrest to Pakistan, the prime minister highlighted the economic recovery of the Country in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and investment-friendly policies being pursued by the present government.
The prime minister underscored the government’s strategy to contain the spread of the virus through smart lockdowns and simultaneously reaching out to the millions of underprivileged people through the government’s flagship Ehsaas Program.
The Chairman of the Australian Fortescue Metals Group Ltd appreciated the strategy adopted by the government of Pakistan in dealing with the pandemic.
Andrew Forrest expressed keen interest of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd in making an investment in the renewable energy sector and green industry.
Andrew Forrest expressed the hope that the investment by Fortescue Group would result in the creation of employment opportunities for the local community and the introduction of new technology solutions for a host of industries.
The prime minister appreciated the interest of Fortescue Group in Pakistan and assured all possible facilitation in undertaking business ventures in the Country.