The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif departed for the United Kingdom today to participate in the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) to be held at Excel, London on 29-31 October, 2013.
The WIEF, which took its birth in 2005, is business face of the Muslim world and its primary objective is to promote business and trade linkages amongst its Member States through increased collaboration. The 9th Forum is being co-hosted by the Governments of Malaysia and the UK and it is the first time that annual meeting of the Forum is taking place in a non-Muslim country.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will also be participating in a trilateral meeting with the Afghan President and the British Prime Minister. In addition, he is expected to hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Forum with the Malaysian Prime Minister, the Presidents of Kosovo and Bosnia Herzegovina and other leaders from the Muslim world. The PM will be accompanied by the Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Commerce, Minister for State for IT & Telecom, Foreign Secretary and a high level business delegation including Chairman Board of Investment.
The Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will be joining the Pakistani delegation in London where he is scheduled to take part in the Forum’s activities. The Chief Minister will also participate in an Energy Conference and a Road Show being organized by the Punjab Government in coordination with the UK’s Baroness Warsi. The activity is being arranged to attract foreign investment in Pakistan’s Energy Sector.
28 October 2013
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