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In Davos, focus turns to Haiti, African nations

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, walks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, in the hallway of the main venue at the World Economic...

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, walks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, in the hallway of the main venue at the World Economic...

The World Economic Forum is turning toward earthquake-ravaged Haiti and steering Africa to prosperity as more world leaders arrive for the annual event in this Swiss Alpine resort.
Former President Bill Clinton will urge the 2,500 attendees yesterday to invest in Haiti. South African President Jacob Zuma will focus on keeping the effects of the global financial crisis at bay.
In a nod to the global economy, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, will address the critical issues facing the Group of 20, a preview of sorts well ahead of the November summit that his country his hosting, the first Asian country to do so.


Updated : 2021-05-06 11:44 GMT+08:00