Telenor Group President & CEO Sigve Brekke meets Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York

NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD – September 26, 2018: Mr. Sigve Brekke, President & CEO of
Telenor Group, met Pakistan Foreign Minister Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of
73rd session of UN General Assembly in New York and expressed appreciation for the
Government of Pakistan’s role in improving economic indicators and positive outlook for
Pakistan. The two also discussed mutual inclusion goals for Pakistan, as well as Telenor’s
strategic focus on Reduced Inequalities among other UN Sustainable Development Goals.
During the two-hour session, attended by representatives from major foreign investors Mr.
Brekke extended gratitude to Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi and appreciated the Government’s
vision of creating an investor friendly environment and adoption of business-friendly policies to
enable further growth of the telecom sector.
“Telenor is a proud leader of the digital transformation in Pakistan with a strong focus on
connecting people to what matters the most,” said Mr. Brekke. “As one of the largest European
investors in the country, we appreciate the Government’s ambitions to further grow the digital
sector and wish for a constructive dialogue on how we can continue to contribute to
socioeconomic empowerment and reduced inequalities,” he added.
Mr. Qureshi acknowledged Brekke for underlining Pakistan’s investment potential and also
appreciated Telenor’s socioeconomic contributions in Pakistan and thanked Mr. Brekke for the
company’s ceaseless pursuit of its mission of empowering the Pakistani society. He also
informed Mr. Brekke that the Government’s digital and financial inclusion ambitions converged
with those of Telenor’s and that the Government will extend its full support to telecom sector to
achieve these shared goals.

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