Zurich, Switzerland
January 15, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. arrived at the Zurich-Kloten International Airport in Zurich as he embarks on his inaugural participation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on 16-20 January 2023.

The President is one of two newly elected leaders from Asia, the other one being President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea, invited to attend the high-level event. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a pre-departure briefing, his participation comes at an opportune time as the Philippines is recovering from previous challenges and projections remain high for its economic growth.

The WEF is an annual gathering of leaders from government, business and civil society, where approximately 2,500 are expected to attend this year’s 53rd Annual Meeting to exchange views on pressing world issues and priorities for the year ahead.

Ambassador Evan Garcia of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva and Chargé d’ Affaires Josephine Reynante of the Philippine Embassy in Berne, Switzerland received the President and First Lady Atty. Louise Araneta Marcos upon their arrival.

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