Riyadh — A high-level Saudi delegation will participate in Davos, Switzerland’s World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022. The high-level delegation will attend several meetings between May 22–26.
WEF returns after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. This year’s theme is “History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies.”
Minister of State Dr. Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf is heading the Kingdom’s delegation. The delegation includes
- Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah,
- Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al Falih,
- Minister of Finance Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan.
- Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Bin Fadhil Al Ibrahim,
- Assistant Minister of Tourism Princess Haifa Bint Muhammad Al Saud, and
- The contingent is also accompanied by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Bin Amer Al Swaha,
The Saudi delegation to WEF will engage Kingdom’s international partners in public and private sessions to discuss critical global challenges.
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The discussions will include climate change, the emerging economic crisis, and disrupted logistics and supply chains.
Geopolitical tensions will also be part of the discussions. The meetings will extend to global energy security and the ongoing fallout from the pandemic.
The delegation will highlight the Kingdom’s continuous efforts to respond to the eight main themes of this year’s meetings at WEF.
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These efforts cover climate, nature, fairer economies, tech and innovation, jobs and skills, better business, health and healthcare, global cooperation, society, and equity.
Members of the Saudi delegation will also outline the Kingdom’s achievements in responding to the global challenges presented by these themes.
They will showcase Saudi Arabia’s qualitative leap in socioeconomic and business development and its diversification plans under Vision 2030.
These plans include doubling the representation of women in the labor market. The Saudi delegation will detail the Kingdom’s widely-lauded COVID-19 response and recovery.
Furthermore, the delegation will explain its climate policies and environmental projects currently underway in the Kingdom and the Middle East.
The presentation will include “The Middle East Green” initiative, a commitment to prioritizing sustainability across the Middle East.
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The delegation will also present the Kingdom’s strategic goal of developing a robust talent pipeline. At the same time attracting international talent. Adoption of smart Technology solutions and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications.
Saudia’s delegation will also outline its view on ensuring the security and stability of energy markets. It would also highlight its long-term investments in innovative, clean, and renewable energy sources.
This year’s World Economic Forum will attract over 2,500 high-level state and business leaders.
This year’s WEF sessions coincide with the fast-evolving geopolitical and economic disruptions that have imposed serious global growth and prosperity challenges.
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The Forum promotes joint international action to build a common ground to fight the current situation.
The World Economic Forum is an independent international non-profit organization that aims to develop the world by encouraging business, policies, and scientific aspects.
Professor Klaus Schwab founded the Forum in 1971 in Switzerland. With offices in several major global cities.
The Forum’s meetings are attended every year by a group of leaders, presidents, and senior officials in countries and international companies.