By: Steve Dellar | 01-14-2018 | News
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Trump to Meet Merkel and Macron in Davos

Davos, the annual gathering of leaders, CEOs, bankers, and celebrities in the Swiss Alps, will host some very famous guests this year as US President Trump is set to join for the last day of the meetings.

Also there to meet with him will be Germany’s Angela Merkel, who looks to be in the final stages of forming a new government, and France’s Emmanuel Macron, who famously gets on very well with Mr. Trump.

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The visit by US President Trump will be the first by an American president has come to Davos since Bill Clinton went in 2000. Mr. Trump is bringing a large group of his White House Administration with him, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Many are expecting a lot of Mr. Macron’s speech, as he is eager to get the US back to the negotiating table in order for the Trump administration to sign up again for the Paris Climate Accords.

Robin Niblett, director of the Chatham House think tank in London, agrees that a lot is riding on what the French President proposes: “My instinct tells me that Macron will go big.”

“He won’t just talk about Europe. He will try to take up the mantle of the free world under Europe’s wing.”

The World Economic Forum (WEF) runs from January 23rd till the 26th and is entitled “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” Some 60 different heads of state and government are expected for attendance.


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