PM attends World Economic Forum in Davos

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Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, center, speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in this photo provided by his office, Jan. 15. Yonhap

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, center, speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in this photo provided by his office, Jan. 15. Yonhap

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he delivered a speech about Korea’s capabilities and policy in the nuclear energy and artificial intelligence (AI) sectors, his office said Wednesday.

Han participated in the annual meeting of government and business leaders with the theme “Rebuilding Trust” on Tuesday (local time). The five-day event brought together some 2,800 leaders from government, business, civil society, and academia to discuss pressing global challenges.

During the session on nuclear energy, Han shared Korea’s capability of successfully building over 30 nuclear power plants both at home and abroad since 1972, the office said.

He emphasized the importance of nuclear energy in dealing with climate change and contributing to energy security.

Han also encouraged the international community’s participation in the use of carbon-free energy sources, as previously proposed by President Yoon Suk Yeol.

In the session under the theme “AI: The Great Equalizer,” Han participated as a panelist and discussed issues related to ensuring equal access to AI technology.

The prime minister also held a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on the sidelines.

Han also held meetings with global company chiefs, including Henrik Andersen, CEO of Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines.

Han is the first Korean prime minister to attend the event since 2009. Last year’s session was attended by President Yoon. (Yonhap)

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