ISLAMABAD, Mar 31 (APP):
Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik, would be hosting a Networking
Dinner for the International delegates attending the Expert-Level meeting of
Friends of Democratic Pakistan being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). High-ranking officials and
experts from all the member-states of the Friends of Pakistan including UK, USA,
UAE, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, World Bank,
European Union, United Nations, Asian Development Bank and others will take part
in the dinner.
The networking dinner aims at
creating an opportunity for the delegates from all the members-states to
mutually interact on the sidelines of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan
conference taking place in the UAE.
The Pakistan delegation will be
led by Salman Farauki, Federal Minister and Secretary General to President of
Pakistan. He will be assisted by Federal Secretaries, Ministers, and Diplomats,
as well as senior experts from the government of Pakistan.
“We are extremely grateful to
the government of United Arab Emirates for hosting this very important meeting,
prior to the Ministerial meeting in Tokyo, in which President of Pakistan will
also attend,” said Javed Malik in an exclusive talk with the APP.
The Friends of Democratic
Pakistan aims at cultivating broadbased support for Pakistan globally through a
series of initiatives on which the members states would extend their support to
Presentations will be made on
Security, Development, Institution building, Energy, Public diplomacy and other
aspects covering the Friends of Democratic Pakistan initiative.
The discussion would also
include areas ranging from Poverty alleviation through social protection,
improving the state of national security, human resource development in the
areas of education, health and population welfare, food security, infrastructure
development and establishment of the Balochistan-NWFP Trust Fund.
Among other things, one of the
focus areas of Friends of Democratic Pakistan is to build broadbased support for
Pakistan by creating opportunities for positive exchange between people of
Pakistan and the member states, through cultural exchanges, business and trade
relations, as well as other media and civil society activities, and this dinner
being organized by Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large is part of these initiatives.