PM leaving for Switzerland tomorrow
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Jan. 19: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is leaving for Davos of Switzerland, on January 20, leading a Nepali delegation to the 49th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is the first time the Prime Minister of Nepal is attending the WEF Annual Meeting.
This year’s WEF Annual Meeting will be held from January 22-25 with the theme of ‘Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.’
The Prime Minister will address, as a panellist, two separate sessions on ‘Strategic Outlook on South Asia’ and ‘Shaping the Future of Democracy’ to be held on January 22 and 23, respectively.
He will also address the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders on the theme of ‘The End of Global Trade as We Know It?’ on January 23.
He will hold meetings with political as well as business leaders during the visit. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya.
The Prime Minister’s delegation consists of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Finance Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada and other high ranking officials.
The Prime Minister and his delegation will return to Kathmandu on January 26.