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Trump to attend economic forum in Davos, Switzerland

President Donald Trump.    
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Faye Gross | 10 January, 2018, 00:32

Anxiety over Trump's "America First" agenda dominated conversation at the World Economic Forum a year ago, though the incoming US administration eschewed sending any official representatives. Onetime Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci also appeared in a panel at Davos past year.

Chinese President Xi Jinping participated in the conference past year. A year before the consensus had been that he would not win the presidency.

The forum's website says it "aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world", a sharp contrast to Trump's policies.

This year, Trump will discuss his "America First" agenda in person, said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

President Trump, who won election as a populist and railed against free trade agreements, will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the White House announced on Tuesday.

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It is unusual for a USA president to attend the Swiss retreat.

Trump goes to Davos after backing out of a Pacific Rim trade agreement and repudiating the Paris Climate accord.

Now Trump is set to become the first sitting president since Bill Clinton to attend the conference, which takes place at the end of January. He withdrew the US 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.

"Naming any list of global risks without naming President Trump would mean the list wasn't complete".

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.

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