VEON’s co-Chief Executive Officer Sergi Herrero recently visited Pakistan during which he met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. During the meeting, Sergi reiterated VEON and Jazz’s commitment to the Digital Pakistan agenda and discussed the future including growth opportunities and potential collaborative efforts. The Prime Minister appreciated the long association of VEON with Pakistan having US$ 9 billion investment and serving 60 million subscribers with a multitude of services. This visit illustrates the growing importance of Pakistan’s market in VEON’s portfolio, as this is Sergi’s first foreign visit since the Group announced his appointed as the Co-CEO, effective from 1st March 2020.
Quote: “The government has been supportive of the telecom sector in recent years and we appreciate the role they have played in building a conducive environment for foreign investment. Going forward, we fully support a scalable licensing regime for the industry, and an enabling tax framework that strengthens the digital ecosystem, promotes FDI and fosters entrepreneurship,” said Sergi Herrero.