Ghani left Kabul to attend WEF annual summit in Switzerland

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the incumbent Afghan president, left Kabul today, Tuesday, January 21, to attend the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting that would be held on January 21-24 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Before his departure, Mr. Ghani said in a statement that he would meet with the president of the World Economic Forum, and as well as with heads of the state members. President Ghani will address the assembly, according to the statement.

WEF annual meeting is held to bring world leaders together on a single platform to discuss global economic opportunities and challenges.

Climate challenges and economic cooperation are the main agenda that will be discussed in the 2020 annual summit of WEF.    

According to an announcement by the forum, “the Meeting’s theme will be Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. It will bring together 3,000 participants from around the world, and aim to give concrete meaning to ‘stakeholder capitalism’, assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and facilitate discussions on technology and trade governance.”