Mpango jets in Davos for WEF

Davos-Klosters, SWITZERLAND: VICE-PRESIDENT Dr Philip Mpango will today hold discussions with Heads of State and other international organisations on bilateral relations to build and strengthen the country’s ties with others.

Dr Mpango, who is representing President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland that commences today, till January 19, will also attend a variety of sessions on agriculture, good governance, economic and investment issues, food security and climate change.

According to the press statement released by the Vice-President-Press and Communication Assistant, Franco Singaile, the VP arrived safely at the meeting that convened with the theme ‘Rebuilding Trust, Accessible to the Wider Public’ with over 200 sessions.

The meeting welcomes over 100 governments, all major international organisations, the Forum’s 1000 partner companies, civil society leaders, foremost experts, young changemakers, social entrepreneurs and the media.

In his opening speech, the WEF President Brørge Brende, noted that last year at Davos, the word ‘polycrisis’ was on everyone’s lip as leaders deliberated the cascading and connected crises of the moment.

He added: “Today, even as we turn our attention to new crises, the old ones still persist.  At a time when global challenges require urgent solutions, innovative public-private collaboration is necessary to convert ideas into actions.

“The Forum provides the structure for developing research, alliances and frameworks that promote mission-driven cooperation throughout the year. This week’s annual meeting will serve as an accelerator of that cooperation, deepening connections between leaders and between initiatives.”

As it starts, the WEF will be attended by Heads of State and government from various countries, chief executives of international organisations, heads of institutions and companies around the world, as well as businessmen.

Foremost, this year’s meeting will focus on achieving security and cooperation amid rising geopolitical tensions, creating growth and jobs for a new era, artificial intelligence as a driving force for the economy and society and a long-term strategy for climate, nature and energy.

The WEF is seen a global platform where the world’s key decision makers get together at the beginning of the year to shape the political, economic, social and environmental agendas. Representatives from over 1000 governments, international organisations, global companies, civil society, academic institutions and media will be attending the Forum.

As it begins today, the 54th annual meeting of the Geneva-based WEF will be attended by more than 2,800 leaders from across the world as well as over 500 journalists are in the city to cover the event.

Equally, thousands of army, police and other security personnel were brought to the city from across Switzerland and some neighbouring countries to provide extra security at the summit, where nearly 60 Heads of States and Governments are expected to attend.

This year, the event is bigger as the city also hosted for the first time a meeting of 90 national security advisors from across the world on January 14, presumably to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine.

For more than 50 years, the Forum has engaged global Partners to drive significant impact – creating historic initiatives, industry breakthroughs, economic solutions and tens of thousands of projects and collaborations – improving the state of the world.

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