Netherlands’ Queen Maxima arrives in Pakistan on a three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Netherlands’ Queen Maxima arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a three-day visit as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.

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The queen was received at the Nur Khan Air Base in Rawalpindi by senior officials of the foreign ministry and representatives of the Embassy of the Netherlands.

During the visit, the queen will meet President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, besides holding talks with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

It is pertinent to mention here that inclusive finance for development is one of the topmost priorities of the government.

Queen Maxima will also attend the launch of the Micro Payment Gateway, an initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan. The queen has been the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since 2009.

Queen Maxima last visited Pakistan in February 2016.

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