President Jacob Zuma will attend the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to be held in Davos, Switzerland from 27-31 January 2010 under the theme "Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild."
President Zuma leads the South African delegation and is accompanied by National Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.
There is a strong focus by the South African team on promotion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The overall theme of South Africa's participation is "Experience South Africa".
President Zuma will participate in a number of sessions and is expected to hold several bilateral meetings.
On conclusion of his working visit in Davos, President Zuma will depart for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 14th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.
The theme is "Information and Communication Technologies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for the Future".
President Zuma leads the South African delegation accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi, National Security Advisor to the President Welile Nhlapo, International Relations Advisor Lindiwe Zulu and Political Advisor Charles Nqakula.
For further enquiries contact the Spokesperson to the President Vincent Magwenya on 072 715 0024