Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving to Switzerland on January 20, 2019 to attend the Annual World Economic Forum to be held in Davos, Switzerland during January 22-25, 2019.
Oli is leading a 19-member delegation to the #DavosConference that will see Heads of the States from different nations, informed a recent release.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi, Chief Political Advisor to Oli Bishnu Rimal are Foreign Relations Advisor Rajan Bhattarai are among key officials of the Nepali delegation to Davos Conference.
As the Nepal Foreign Ministry says, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold separate meetings with world leaders from various countries including Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Swiss President Ueli Maure and World Economic Forum President Børge Brende, among others.
“We are trying to fix meetings with leaders from other countries as well,” said the Ministry.
Oli will be addressing two sessions as part of the Davos conference: ‘Strategic Outlook on South Asia’ and ‘Shaping the Future of Democracy’, informed the Foreign Relations Advisor to Prime Minister Rajan Bhattarai.
Bhattarai further informed that the #G20 Leaders attending the conference are also scheduled to have a group meeting with PM Oli.
Oli is considering the Davos Conference as a prestigious event and termed the conference invitation as the international recognition to Nepali society.
“This is the first time that a sitting prime minister of Nepal has received a formal invitation to address the forum,” Oli said in a parliamentary session.
English Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prince William and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are among the globally-renowned personalities visiting the conference, WEF said in an official release.
The #DavosConference2019 is likely to see around 3,000 participants from different parts of the world and diverse backgrounds such as government, academia, business, media, civil society, arts and culture.