Most European countries are sending their heads of state or government to this month's gathering of world leaders and power brokers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, while high-level delegations are expected from China, the United States, Japan and Russia.
Organizers of the World Economic Forum say the largest-ever number of participants — more than 2,500 — will attend the January 21-24 forum, including 300 heads of state, heads of government and government members, along with 1,500 business leaders from more than 140 countries.
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The forum said Tuesday there will be "significant participation from all crisis-hit areas in the world." It said a number of African heads of state, most of the leaders from ASEAN countries and high-level delegations from key Latin American countries also will attend.