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Queen Máxima to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will arrive in Pakistan tomorrow for a three-day visit of the country. She will arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday as part of her global efforts to promote financial inclusion.

The Queen will be visiting the country in the capacity of the UN Secretary-General’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development.

During the three day trip, the Dutch Queen will hold meetings with the Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, according to Radio Pakistan.

The Prime Minister had previously met the Queen at the World Economic Forum held in Davos earlier this year.

In addition to these meetings, Máxma is also scheduled to meet with other stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

As part of her special advocate role, Queen Máxima encourages universal access for individuals and enterprises to a wide range of financial services, provided by diverse responsible and sustainable institutions at a reasonable cost.

Her Majesty works closely with stakeholders globally with the aim of raising awareness, encouraging leadership, and fostering action towards financial inclusion.

Inclusive Finance for Development is one of the key priorities of the current Government’s economic development policies.

Pakistan has taken a number of steps in recent years to reach this goal, including launching the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), which promotes the key objectives of financial inclusion.

The Queen has a respectable past in the world of finance, having gained a degree in economics, in addition to a masters degree. Before marrying King Willem-Alexander, she worked all over the globe in the financial sector.

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