Dutch queen to visit Pakistan from November 25


By Muhammad Luqman

Netherlands Queen Maxima is expected to arrive in Pakistan
from November 25 to 27 as the special advocate of the UN Secretary General for
Inclusive Financing for Development (UNSGSA).

During her visit the Dutch queen will discuss the progress
of access to financial services to improve the economic position of Pakistani
citizens, said a statement issued by the Pakistan Embassy in The Hague

The visit will be a follow up to her 2016 visit on behalf of
the UN. She will be visiting Pakistan at the invitation of the government.

During her stay, the Dutch royalty will also hold talks with
international development partners, representatives from the fintech sector,
State Bank Governor Reza Baqir, Adviser to the Prime Minister on FInance Abdul
Hafeez Shaikh and Nadra Chairman Usman Mubin.

She is also expected to call on President Dr Arif Alvi and
Prime Minister Imran Khan.

She will also be present at the launch of the Micropayments
Gateway. This is a central bank initiative to reduce the cost of small payments
in order to stimulate digital payments, in particular for people in poverty
situations. She will also pays a visit to a project developed with the CEO
Partnership for Economic Inclusion.

In Lahore, Queen Maxima will visit a number of projects that
focus on digital financial services that, among other things, contribute to the
development of entrepreneurs.


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