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Kuwari attends opening of 2020 WEF in Davos

Kuwari attends opening of 2020 WEF in Davos

Tribune news network
Doha
Minister of Commerce and Industry HE Ali bin Ahmed al Kuwari has attended the inauguration of the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is taking place in Davos, Switzerland from January 21-24.
The minister participated in a number of panel discussions organised within the framework of the WEF and held meetings with ministers and senior government officials from participating countries as well as high ranking members of international organisations and private institutions, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement on Thursday.
The minister also attended the special address by Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq.
On the sidelines of his participation in the WEF 2020 in Davos, Kuwari met with a number of ministers and officials. On Tuesday, he held separate meetings with Oman’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, and French Ambassador for International investments, and Chairman of the Board of Business France Pascal Cagni.
On Wednesday, Kuwari met with Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
Discussions touched on the promotion and development of joint cooperation, particularly in the trade, investment and industrial fields. Officials also exchanged views on the topics featured in the forum’s agenda.
The minister also met with Chris Ciauri, President of Google’s cloud arm in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, and discussed on enhancing the partnership between the two sides and expanding the use of Google’s cloud platform in Qatar.
This year’s edition brings together more than 250 political leaders from G20 group among other countries, along with the heads of a number of international organisations, business leaders, politicians, ministers, academics, technology pioneers, representatives of civil society organisations and cultural leaders.
The 50th edition of the WEF is being held under the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World” and focuses on global, regional and national initiatives that have a positive impact on all stakeholders.
The forum will tackle four global issues including efforts to address climate and environmental challenges that damage the environment and the economy; measures to transform industries and promote sustainable and comprehensive business models especially within the framework of the role that political, economic and social priorities play in altering trade and consumption patterns; in addition to taking advantage of technologies fuelling the fourth industrial revolution to benefit society and the business environment; and efforts being undertaken to cope with demographic, social and technological trends and to promote education, employment and entrepreneurship.
The World Economic Forum, founded in 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent international non-profit organisation with a mission to promote global development.

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