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Munich Security Conference and World Economic Forum

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what UK representation at senior ministerial or official level was present at (1) the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2020, and (2) the Munich Security Conference 2020.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The 2020 Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum took place from 21 to 24 January in Davos. The Chancellor of the Exchequer was the only UK minister to attend this year. He was accompanied by two special advisers and two officials. The Prime Minister's Chief Strategic Adviser and the Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade also attended. The FCO-DFID Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa led the UK delegation to the 2020 Munich Security Conference. Senior UK officials present included the Cabinet Secretary, the MOD Director-General for Strategy and International, the FCO Political Director and the UK Ambassador to NATO.

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