UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
Heads of state and government will head about fifty countries next week to the World Economic Forum in Davos, but the real star will be US President Donald Trump in the meeting that the Iranian Foreign Minister canceled his participation in.
Heads of state and government, along with about 2,800 people, will participate in the fiftieth session of the World Economic Forum scheduled for January 21-24 in this winter resort, which has turned into a fortress for a few days for security reasons.
Nobody knows if Trump will meet in Davos as an important Swedish girl, Greta Tonberg, who has become a symbol of environmental defense a year after she participated in the Davos forum.
The girl, who “suspended her studies on Friday to protect the climate,” will come again to spread her message in Davos. A few days ago, on the 17th of this month, you will participate in a demonstration in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
Among the Heads of State and Government expected to attend in Davos are Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Han Jing, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky, European Commission President Ursula von der Linen and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Trump, who will attend the Davos Forum after participating in 2017, will be accompanied by his daughter and counselor Ivanka Trump, her husband and counselor Jared Kushner. The forum will also be attended by American Treasury and Trade Ministers Stephen Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who described the forum to the BBC in 2013, as “comprising arrogant personalities who exchange pleasantries”, will not participate. But Prince Charles will attend despite the problems of the present royal family.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not come to Davos, while tension remains high between Tehran and the United States after the crisis resulting from the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a missile fired by an American drone.
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