PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia will be leading the Malaysian delegation to the Annual Meeting of the WEF which will be held in Davos, Switzerland from 21 until 24 January 2015.
YAB Prime Minister will be accompanied by Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor; Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry; Senator Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister at the Prime Ministerâ€™s Department and senior officials from the various Ministries and agencies. The high-level delegation will also include the participation of Malaysiaâ€™s corporate leaders.
Najib is scheduled to participate in several sessions including a meeting of the ASEAN Regional Business Council (ARBC) themed â€œShaping a Bold and Forward Looking Future for ASEAN in the New Global Contextâ€ where he is invited to deliver a speech as the special guest. He will also be attending the Informal Gathering of the World Economic Leadersâ€™ (IGWEL) Opening Lunch, with the theme â€œDefining the Imperatives for 2015â€.
Najib will also take part in the ASEAN Leadersâ€™ Session, where the leaders of ASEAN members will share their vision of ASEAN on regional integration in the global economic context followed by a Channel News Asia (CNA) TV Debate to discuss the efforts and challenges in realising Malaysiaâ€™s vision of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
On the side lines of the annual meeting, Najib is expected to hold bilateral talks with several world leaders to discuss issues of mutual interest. He will also host a Malaysian Night to promote business opportunities in Malaysia and showcase Malaysia as a destination where business meets hospitality. With the theme â€œDoing Business, Building Friendshipsâ€, the Malaysian Night is expected to serve as a networking opportunity between the Malaysian delegation and the international business community, international organisations as well as the NGOs.
The Annual Meeting of the WEF is a forum which brings together influential leaders from the realm of politics, business and civil society to discuss a wide-range of global issues. With â€˜The New Global Contextâ€™ as the theme for this yearâ€™s Annual Meeting, the leaders will develop the insights, ideas and partnerships necessary to respond to the complex interdependence of todayâ€™s world and its profound impact on political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations.-NST