“This is an important year for Malaysia and as Chair of Asean, we must be in the forefront in ensuring the realisation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC).
“We must take the opportunity to engage the international business community and civil society and lead by example,” he said in a statement Friday.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be attending the two-day forum from Jan 23 in Davos, Switzerland.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, will be accompanied by Mustapa and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wahid Omar.
The delegation also includes several prominent Malaysian business leaders as well as heads of investment-related agencies.
One of the objectives of Malaysia’s participation at the forum is to promote Malaysia as the premier investment location and tourist destination in Asia.
It also aimed at promoting Kuala Lumpur as the premier location for multinational companies regional headquarters; to showcase Malaysia’s economic transformation success, and to highlight Malaysia’s role as Chair of Asean, specifically the emphasis on a people-centered Asean.
The Prime Minister will be participating in the following WEF sessions, namely the Asean Regional Business Council; the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders (IGWEL): ‘Defining the Imperatives for 2015′; and the ASEAN Leader session-Channel NewsAsia-TV Debate: “Creating the Asean Economic Community”.
Najib will be meeting several heads of state and chief executive officers of prominent global corporations with keen investment interests in Malaysia.
Apart from the meetings and speaking engagements, the Prime Minister and the ministers will also host roundtables with business leaders and a special event to promote Malaysia.
The WEF is an independent global forum for engagement and dialogue involving stakeholders from business and political fraternities, academia and other societal leaders to shape opinions on the global, regional and sectoral agenda.
The forum, under the theme “The New Global Context”, will discuss and address, among others, industry and business related issues in the context of current global economic scenario.