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Trump had hoped to meet Imran Khan at Davos?

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24.01.2019

Moeed Pirzada |

World Economic Forum (WEF) top management kept hoping till the very end that Pakistani PM, Imran Khan, may be persuaded to join the Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss mountainous city of Davos. Sources familiar with World Economic Forum’s inside discussions reveal that Forum’s top management knew that US President Donald Trump also wanted to see Imran Khan at Davos.

Pakistani PM had declined to attend by end November, but WEF management kept on working behind the scenes to persuade him. Till 1st week of January 2019, letters were being written to important personalities that were expected to persuade PM Imran Khan; last such letter was written on 3rd January by Borge Brend, President of World Economic Forum. Brend has been Norwegian foreign Minister before taking over as President of the prestigious international forum in 2017.

Pakistani PM had declined to attend by end November, but WEF management kept on working behind the scenes to persuade him.

Forum’s invitations were also extended to Pakistani foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and finance minister, Asad Umar. While Asad’s “mini-budget” on 23rd January was a plausible excuse there was no excuse for foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi not to attend. It’s commonly believed that PM Imran Khan had not permitted anyone to attend as part of his overall policy........

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