PM Imran meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at WEF summit

Merkel invites PM Imran to visit Germany, according to PTV News

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PM Imran meets Angela Merkel at the WEF summit in Davos. PHOTO BY: PTV NEWS

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 summit where global leaders, politicians, businessmen and activists gather to engage with one another. 

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A picture of the two world leaders exchanging pleasantries was shared by PTV News' official Twitter account. As per the tweet, Merkel invited PM Imran to visit Germany. 

"Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the #WEF20 at Davos. The German Chancellor extended an invitation to Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Germany," read the tweet. 

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In his keynote address on Wednesday, PM Imran highlighted Pakistan's advantages and invited the world to invest in the country. He spoke about the young population of the country and its untapped potential to increase trade and provide services across the globe. 

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"I think we have, Pakistan has, made strides very quickly," he added.

The premier also explained that his vision for Pakistan stemmed from the country's strategic location — "probably one of the most fortunate positions in the world".

"One the one side is China, one of the fastest growing markets and of course closely allied to Pakistan. Then, we have energy reserves in Central Asia and, the moment this peace in Afghanistan [happens], we then have access to all the markets in Central Asia.

"Then we have Iran and hopefully if things settle down, the more we trade with Iran, both countries will benefit," he said.