What you need to know:
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be representing Pakistan at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. He will be accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar.
What is the plan:
Bilawal plans to discuss security and stability threats. The FM will also be discussing economic and social geopolitical aspects from Pakistan’s perspective. He is anticipated to emphasise the issues of developing world including food and energy security, social vulnerability during periods of high inflation, and sluggish economic growth.
About the forum:
The 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which will be held from January 16 to 20, aims to emphasise the importance of discussion and public-private cooperation in navigating current problems.
Why it matters:
In the WEF’s annual risks report from the previous year, respondents ranked climate change as the greatest threat. The severe rains that hit Pakistan later that year served as confirmation of this. According to the WEF study, extreme weather is seen as the world’s biggest danger in the short term and a failure of climate action in the medium and long term, or two to 10 years.
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