Armenia PM to participate in World Economic Forum in Davos

Donald Trump and Theresa May met at the White House in January 2017. Trevor Manuel will also be in Davos again, but this time with a private sector hat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on the 23rd of January.

Mrs May was the first foreign leader to visit Mr Trump at the White House, after his inauguration in January 2017 and the pair appeared to share a congenial relationship.

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says that he will tell investors at the World Economic Forum that government is dead serious about fighting corruption.

The two leaders are unlikely to have a meeting in Davos mainly due to their different days of attendance at the forum meeting.

Trump last week canceled a planned trip to London to celebrate the opening of the new US embassy, complaining about its cost and location.

"His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests". "Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!", Trump tweeted.

In fact the plan was first reported in October 2008, when George W Bush was still president.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put a different gloss on the decision, saying earlier this week the president was avoiding a visit to Britain because he wants to allow May to focus her attention on withdrawing from the European Union.

Talking of global leaders, apart from Prime Minister Modi and President Trump, UK's Theresa May, Canada's Justin Trudeau, France's Emmanuel Macron, Brazil's Michel Temer and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu are among the several heads of nations who will be participating in gathering.

  • Jon Douglas