ISLAMABAD, 9th February, 2016 (WAM) — Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visits Pakistan on Tuesday as part of her global efforts to promote financial inclusion.

The queen is the UN secretary-general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development and her scheduled visit comes in support of Pakistan’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy.

The Special Advocate works in partnership with stakeholders globally to raise awareness, encourage leadership, and foster action towards financial inclusion.

During her visit, the queen is set to hold meetings with the Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, together with Governor State Bank of Pakistan, according to radio Pakistan, besides other engagements with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

Queen Maxima will hold discussions with the representatives of international and financial organisations, telecom companies and micro-finance institutions to explore their role in improving access to financial services such as savings, payments, credit and insurance.

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