ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday met Queen of Netherlands Maxima and discussed matters of mutual interest.
The queen arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit on Tuesday in the capacity of UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive Finance for Development.
During the meeting in Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain said that welfare of masses is the cornerstone of government s development policy.
He said that the government has put the economy on the right track through prudent policies.
The Queen Maxima appreciated Pakistan’s stance regarding terrorism and said the cooperation with Pakistan will continue for improving the economic situation of common man.
Earlier, Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, also held a meeting with Queena Maxima of Netherlands in Islamabad.
Maryam Nawaz discussed financial inclusion and women empowerment with Queen Maxima over a dinner hosted by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Queen met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Welcoming the Queen, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan values its relations with the Netherlands, both bilaterally and within the context of the European Union.
Nawaz Sharif said that the development agenda of the present government is based on the principle of inclusive economic growth and use of digital technology is part of the Financial Inclusion. Prime Minister’s Youth Loan Scheme is yielding significant dividends in encouraging sustainable inclusive growth by investing in the country’s human capital and empowering women.
Queen Maxima appreciated the successful march of Pakistan’s economy and reiterated support for Pakistan’s economic revival.