Friday, 23 February, 2018

Mnangagwa Pins Economic Revival Hopes On Davos

Ramaphosa's tough job of selling SA at Davos Team SA optimistic ahead of WEF Davos
Preston Stone | 22 January, 2018, 19:31

Theresa May and Donald Trump will meet for talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has announced.

By Langton Ncube| Government said it was pining its economic revival hopes on the worldwide economic forum starting tomorrow in Switzerland.

The key message that Mr Modi wants to deliver in Davos is that India is ripe for and open to more global investment.

The gathering in Davos starts Tuesday.

South African business leaders plan to boycott United States President Donald Trump's address to delegates at the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos next week‚ because of his divisive "shithole" comments about Africa‚ El Salvador and Haiti and failure to apologise for it.

"We need to get to a shared vision of that future and take action on it and I think if we can compel more of the community members to do that in whatever domain, then that alone would improve the state of the world". Trump will be the first US leader since President Bill Clinton to attend the meeting in the Swiss Alps, which typically attracts some of world's wealthiest financiers. From the private sector, President Mnangagwa travels with World Trade Organisation's Dr Petina Gappah, Farmer's Union's Nicole Van Persdone and other top business executives and leaders from industry lobby groups.

Pence begins Middle East trip in Egypt tackling terrorism
The decision, though, has infuriated the Palestinians, with whom Pence is not meeting, and upset America's Arab allies as well. Agency for International Development. "We'll get this thing figured out in Washington", Pence said, following one group photo.

Germany's Merkel, UK's PM May and France's President Macron will each be speaking as well. US sources, however, insist the president's busy schedule is the issue.

Klaus Schwab couldn't confirm whether Trump will actually attend the WEF event in the Alpine snows on Friday, as scheduled, because of the USA government shutdown.

"It is an extremely quick trip", said one Trump administration source, adding that the president would only be spending "a very short amount of time" at the event.

"I will be in the delegation with the President and I believe the meeting will be fruitful and productive", said Minister Chinamasa.

This year, Trump will be joined by a large USA delegation including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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