Monday, February 2, 2009

European Princes at The World Economic Forum

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, attended the Annual Meeting of The World Economic Forum, which was held in Davos, Switzerland, from 28 January to 1 February 2009. The theme of this year’s meeting was "Shaping the Post-Crisis World".

Among the record number of world leaders taking part in the Annual Meeting, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addressed participants on the opening day. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany; Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; and Premier Taro Aso of Japan also addressed sessions of the Meeting. Public figures included 41 heads of state and government, 17 ministers of finance, 19 central bankers, 22 trade ministers, 16 ministers of foreign affairs, 15 ministers of environment and energy, 9 EU commissioners and the heads of 30 international organizations.

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