About fifty heads of state, government and personalities from around the world will participate next week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Switzerland), including US President Donald Trump and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. However, Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohamad Javad Zarif, will not be expected, due to the delicate situation in the Middle East in full tension with the US and the controversy over the accident of a plane in Tehran causing 176 humans after an "error" of the Iranian forces.
The 50th edition of the WEF, which takes place between Tuesday 21 and Friday 24 January, will have 2,800 participants gathered in the select Swiss ski resort, protected for the occasion with great safety measures as has been usual in recent editions annual Among the most striking presences at the media level will be the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg returns to Davos a year after her first participation, now becoming an international figure of environmental defense.
A few days before the beginning of the forum, the world-renowned activist will participate on January 17 in a demonstration in the Swiss city of Lausanne. It is also expected that this march brings together several thousand people and has as its main claim to take urgent measures against climate change.RELATED
Also in Switzerland will be Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the European Commission, also German Ursula von der Leyen, as well as Ukrainian President Volodomir Zelenski, Ecuadorian Lenin Moreno, and from Colombia, Iván Duque. However, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who in 2013 called the forum "constellation of egos with gigantic mutual orgies of adulation" will not be.
For his part, Donald Trump, who returns to Davos after his last visit in 2018, will be accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump, and his son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner. The Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, the head of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, and the representative of Commerce, Robert Lighthizer will also be part of the US delegation.
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In the case of Spain, the representation will be headed by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Economic Vice President, Nadia Calviño. The top managers of large Spanish companies that are listed on the selective index Ibex-35, such as the president of Banco Santander, Ana Botín, and BBVA, Carlos Torres, in the financial sector, while in other areas will be the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, Acciona, José Manuel Entrecanales, and Ferrovial, Rafael del Pino, among others.