Xi Jinping to discuss coronavirus-era challenges with Merkel, Suga and Modi at virtual Davos

Xi Jinping to discuss coronavirus-era challenges with Merkel, Suga and Modi at virtual Davos

Chinese President Xi Jinping will join global leaders next week at a virtual meeting organised by the World Economic Forum that will focus on the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges facing the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Switzerland-based institution said on Monday.

The event comes as the global economy continues to be haunted by the pandemic and the relationship between China and the United States requires urgent repair.

“The need to reset priorities and the urgency to reform systems have been growing stronger around the world,” Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the forum, said in a statement. “Rebuilding trust and increasing global cooperation are crucial to fostering innovative and bold solutions to stem the pandemic and drive a robust recovery.”

The Davos Agenda 2021, set to be held between January 25 and January 29, will be attended by global leaders including Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga, French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.