Iran’s FM not to attend Davos meeting: spokesman

– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced on Monday.

Speaking to reporters at his weekly press conference, Mousavi said Zarif was scheduled to attend the Davos meeting, but “they abruptly changed the schedule despite the primary planning and the official invitation.”

Therefore, Zarif will not participate in the forum in Davos, the spokesman said.

Western media reported earlier that Zarif was no longer on the list of nearly 3,000 people due at the event, which is being held under the banner “Stakeholders for a Sustainable and Cohesive World.”