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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is Swiss non-profit foundation and is best known for this annual meeting held at the end of January in the mountain resort town of Davos, Switzerland.
Mnuchin defended the USA trade posture as good for the world.
Trump's trip to Davos had been threatened by the recent USA government shutdown. The oft-cited meeting in Davos in 1988 between Turkish prime minister Turgut Ozal and Greek counterpart Andreas Papandreou has been credited with averting a war, while Davos was the place where the Brics New Development Bank - an alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - was conceived in 2011. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modisaid new barriers to trade could pose a danger on a par with climate change and extremist attacks.
President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already "very successful".
Both Mr Macron, who will make his first appearance at the Davos forum since being elected president, and Mrs Merkel will highlight how the region has turned the corner following years of crisis.
Trump comes to the globally minded conference days after signing new tariffs to boost American manufacturers.
Earlier, Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury Secretary, said the United Kingdom would still be at the "front of the queue" for a trade deal.
Still, a Swiss anti-Trump petition, calling on the US president to stay away, has garnered more than 16,000 supporters online. Trump will be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Swiss President Alain Berset and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
But Chao defended his decision to attend, saying on Wednesday that the president was doing so in order to engage world leaders on issues of economic importance, Politico reported.
Business Leadership Africa CEO Bonang Mohale, a Davos attendee, penned an open letterexternal link before the WEF meeting, urging people to turn their backs on Trump when he arrives at WEF.
Cohn, along with at least 15 other top-ranking administration officials or Cabinet secretaries, has traveled to Switzerland with Trump.
Trump's is the first visit by a sitting president to summit in Davos since Bill Clinton appeared in 2000.
Trump gave each corporate leader an opportunity to describe their businesses briefly. Among a crowd who welcomed the tax cuts he signed for corporations and wealthy individuals - if nearly nothing else of his agenda - he'll insist that the American economy has never seemed stronger, even as America's global standing has come into question.
The deal comes amid worries that Trump will pull the USA out of the North American Free Trade deal. However, as a group, Davos Man attendees (think Burning Man for the global elite) have moved left of center and rarely acknowledge the power of profits. Trump told reporters as he prepared for the trip that he's going to push for investment in the USA, touting a booming economy.
The first lady did, however, depart with the President later that day to Mar-a-Lago for the long holiday weekend, although she was not spotted with him during two evening dinners hosted by Trump, one with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and another with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
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With Kagame, Trump will likely try to turn a page on his reported derogatory comment about "shithole" African countries. Meanwhile much-vaunted efforts to reach a bilateral trade deal are on hold until Britain actually leaves the EU.
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