RAMAPHOSA TO LEAD SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM TO WEF ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS

PRETORIA, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting to be held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, fom Jan 23 to 26, it was announced here.

The WEF meeting, which brings together the movers and shakers from business, politics, academia, and leaders of society, will take place this year under the theme "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World" and will promote renewed commitment to international collaboration as a way of solving critical global challenges.

The meeting is expected to be attended by more than 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organizsations, civil society, academia and the arts. The Deputy President also led the delegation to the 2017 Davos meeting.

The South African delegation will comprise Cabinet Ministers and business leaders, with the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, as the lead Minister and co-ordinator.

President Jacob Zuma has wished the delegation well at the annual meeting, which provides an important platform to market and showcase the country to global business and other key international stakeholders.

President Zuma will be attending the 30th African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, from Jan 22 to 29. He will attend the African Peer Review Mechanism/NEPAD sessions on Jan 27 and the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the AU on Jan 28 and 29.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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