A delegation of high-ranking Cambodian government officials – including Prime Minister Hun Sen, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak, Economy & Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, and Public Works & Transport Minister Sun Chantol – will join over 40 heads of state and more than 1,500 top business leaders and bankers at the four-day World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, which begins today in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos.
“As Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN this year, Samdech Techo Hun Sen will seize the opportunity at the WEF to showcase ASEAN and promote Cambodia at a special session titled ‘Cambodia: The rising star of ASEAN,” read a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It also noted that there would also be a short video presentation on the Kingdom’s preparations for the WEF on ASEAN 2017, which is to be hosted in Phnom Penh from May 10-12.
Attendees of the Davos meeting are to network and discuss major economic themes, with optimism of the global economy countered with anxiety associated with the swearing in of new US President Donald Trump on the last day of the forum.
Xi Jinping is to become the first Chinese president to attend the WEF, his presence a clear sign that China will be playing a key role in the world’s economy.
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