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PM Suga outlines Japan priorities in Davos Agenda

German Klaus Schwab (left), Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), listens to Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide displayed in screens during a video conference at the Davos Agenda, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, January 29, 2021. (AP)
German Klaus Schwab (left), Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), listens to Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide displayed in screens during a video conference at the Davos Agenda, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, January 29, 2021. (AP)
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29 Jan 2021 10:01:33 GMT9
29 Jan 2021 10:01:33 GMT9

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TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide attended the Davos Agenda and delivered a speech online providing an overview of the policy priorities of his government, ranging from response to COVID-19; creating a greener society through carbon neutral by 2050 as the engine for new growth; digital reform including expansion of research and development and international rule-making to Japan’s contribution to expanding free and fair economic zone and strengthening of multilateral trade system.

With regard to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prime Minister Suga reaffirmed Japan’s resolve to host them as a symbol of victory and of global unity in overcoming the COVID-19.

The first half part of the meeting was held as open to the public and the representatives of the WEF members attended the second part. They expressed strong interest in Japan’s economic and diplomatic policy and took part in active exchange of views with Prime Minister Suga.

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum (WEF), explained the strong ties and cooperative relationship between Japan and the WEF, and expressed his expectation for Japan’s proactive role in the international society, stating that global cooperation is needed in global efforts for economic recovery and shaping a better future.

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