Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives in Pakistan for three-day visit

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives in Pakistan for three-day visit

Islamabad (Web Desk) Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a three-day visit.


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

During her visit, Queen Maxima 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 that inclusive finance for development is one of the key priorities of the government. Queen Maxima will also attend the launch of the Micro Payment Gateway, an initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

Queen Máxima will also attend the launch of the Micro Payment Gateway, an initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), aimed at reducing cost of small payments and boosting digital transactions to benefit people and promote financial inclusion.

The Queen has been the UN Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since 2009.

In this capacity, she is actively engaged worldwide in promoting access of individuals and enterprises to financial services at a reasonable cost, with the aim of improving economic and social development opportunities.

Queen Máxima had earlier visited Pakistan in February 2016.