Dec 18, 2018 – 20:48
United States President Donald Trump will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2019 for the second time.
Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that Trump would be attending the WEF meeting in Davos on January 22-25
He will head a dozen-strong US delegation alongside Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and assistants to the president, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
The annual elite gathering typically attracts around 3,000 business people, government officials and other movers and shakers to the Swiss resort in eastern Switzerland.
Trump attended the 2018 WEF meeting for two days in January, becoming the first US president to attend the summit since Bill Clinton in 2000. During his highly-anticipated speech last year, Trump talked about America being “open for business” under his leadership, while reassuring the audience that “America First does not mean America alone”.