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Half a dozen Trump cabinet members to attend WEF Davos Summit

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US is sending at least half a dozen of his cabinet members to participate in the (WEF) in later this month.

Trump, who is likely to advance his "First" agenda with world leaders at this year's WEF, would be the first sitting US to attend the high-profile summit since Bill in 2000.

The Annual Meeting 2018 would be held from January 23 to 26 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

Trump's itinerary has not been announced yet.

In a statement, the said the delegation would be led by the

Among other members of the presidential delegation are the of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Wilbur Ross, Secretary Alex Acosta, Rick Perry, Elaine Chao, and Kirtstjen Nielson, Secretary of Homeland Security.

Other members of the delegation are Robert Lighthizer, Trade Representative; Thomas Bossert, for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Trump's Jared Kushner, USAID Mark Green; and Scott Gottlieb, of Food and Drugs.

Mnuchin told reporters at the conference he expects Trump will talk about trade: reciprocal, free and fair trade.

"We have obviously been very clear with the Chinese on the issue that we have with the trade deficit, making sure that US companies can compete fairly.

"And the president will talk a lot about his economic program and the impact on the global economy," Mnuchin said.

Later in a statement, Sarah Sanders said the official delegation would also include Chief of Staff John Kelly, H R McMaster, and of the

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 03:30 IST
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