ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Pakistan from February 9 to February 11.

The queen is the UN secretary-general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development and her visit will start in Islamabad on Tuesday from a meeting with State Bank of Pakistan Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra and representatives of public and private banks to discuss their role in making financial services available.

According to sources, Queen Máxima scheduled visit comes in support of Pakistan’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy.

Financial inclusion, launched in May 2015, the strategy aims to expand the availability of the financial tools the poor need to protect themselves against hardship and improve their lives.