ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The World Economic Forum (WEF) will organize a Country Strategy Dialogue (CSD) on Pakistan on Wednesday (November 25, 2020).
Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the CSD and participate in an interactive dialogue with the President of WEF Børge Brende and Chairpersons and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of leading global corporations and WEF partner companies.
Subsequent sessions of the day-long CSD will feature discussions of global business leaders with the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, and the Federal Minister for Industries & Production Hammad Azhar on wide-ranging subjects including economy, finance, investment, trade, manufacturing, digitalization and startups, regional connectivity and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), etc.
The last segment will include a Round table on “Energy Transition Priorities and Challenges in Pakistan”, co-led by the Federal Energy Minister Omar Ayub, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, and the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Babar.
The Moderated individually by the President, the Managing Director and other Senior Officials of the WEF, each session of the CSD will enable CEOs of global corporations and multinational companies to interact directly with Pakistan’s top leadership on the vast business and investment opportunities available in the country due to the various initiatives for economic reforms by the current government.
The CSD is WEF’s signature platform for countries with rising economies and promising growth potential.
The upcoming CSD is the second such event organized by the WEF for Pakistan in 2020. A CSD during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the Swiss City of Davos for the WEF Annual Meeting in January 2020 was widely attended by the global corporate sector.
The second CSD by the WEF within one year is a recognition of Pakistan’s positive economic trajectory and its commendable resilience to the myriad of challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.