World Economic Forum

President Simonetta Sommaruga opened the WEF Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 21 January. On Monday, prior to the event, she met with EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Davos. A meeting with US President Donald Trump took place on Tuesday.


 

Meetings on Wednesday

Talks with US President Donald Trump

A meeting with US President Donald Trump took place on Tuesday. The talks covered bilateral relations and Switzerland’s good offices. President Sommaruga also raised the issue of climate protection.

President Simonetta Sommaruga and US President Donald Trump
President Simonetta Sommaruga and US President Donald Trump
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Opening address

On Tuesday, 21 January, President Simonetta Sommaruga opened the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos together with Professor Klaus Schwab. In her opening address, she expressed her concern at the state of the planet. In international politics, as in the way we treat the environment, it is a question of finding the right balance.

Opening address by President Simonetta Sommaruga (abridged version)

Opening plenary session: Addresses by President Simonetta Sommaruga, Professor Klaus Schwab and Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (full versions)

The opening address by Federal President Sommaruga begins after 22 minutes and 30 seconds.

Meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

President Simonetta Sommaruga met with Ursula von der Leyen on Monday, 20 January, prior to the WEF Annual Meeting. At her first meeting with the new EU Commission president, Simonetta Sommaruga praised the close and far-reaching relations between Switzerland the EU, emphasising the importance of the bilateral path.

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