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US President Donald Trump To Attend World Economic Forum In Davos

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Free trade is especially popular among Davos attendees.

Trump would be the first sitting US president to attend the meeting of bankers, corporate chiefs, academics and investors since Bill Clinton in January 2000.

Chinese President Xi Jinping used the forum in 2017 for a global call to reject trade wars and protectionism in a rebuttal to Trump.

Trump would be the first sitting USA president to attend the meeting of global economic and financial leaders since Bill Clinton in January 2000.

Sanders said the president welcomed the opportunity to promote his "America First" agenda with world leaders.

Chinese President Xi Jinping participated in the conference a year ago.

Some 3,000 business people, government officials and other movers and shakers are expected to attend the elite gathering in the Swiss resort.

The theme of this year's Davos conference is to examine the causes of and solutions for political, economic and social fractures in society, Reuters writes. He withdrew the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between Pacific Rim countries, and pulled out of the Paris climate accord, a commitment to reduce carbon emissions. "There's policy uncertainty", said Rogoff, who is scheduled to be a panelist at Davos this year.

The conference is still dominated by corporate executives, but the gathering also now attracts world leaders, some of whom use the venue as a way to hold less formal bilateral conversations.