Thunberg calls for action ahead of forum in Davos

21 2019 a man walks past a sign of the World Economic Forum ahead of the WEF annual meeting at the Congress Centre in Davos

"One trillion dollars is the estimated impact of depression and mental illness on the world economy", Deepika Padukone said while receiving the annual Crystal Award here on the first evening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2020.

Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF Professor Klaus Schwab invited Prime Minister Imran to attend the forum, to be held from January 21 to 23, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PM Imran's advisers Abdul Razak Dawood and Zulfi Bukhari, as well as, other officials will accompany him to Davos, where he is expected to hold meetings with several world leaders, including US President Trump.

His meeting with Trump will be the third leadership-level interaction between Pakistan and the U.S. leaders since Khan's visit to Washington in July 2019.

Several meetings are also scheduled with a wide range of corporate, business, technology and finance executives and representatives of global financial institutions, state-run broadcaster said.


During the visit, PM Imran will meet foreign investors and inform them of investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The prime minister will deliver a WEF special session and also interact with corporate leaders at the Pakistan Strategy Dialogue.

Hundreds of climate protesters who are on a three-day protest march from Landquart to Davos pass the city of Klosters, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Besides, the president planned a number of meetings with the leaders of other states, representatives of business and worldwide financial organizations.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the invitation-only event, which takes place in the Alpine resort town of Davos, amid tight security. Almost 3,000 participants from 118 countries are expected to attend the event.

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