Alexandra Béni | Sep 25, 2018 | 1
Hungarian president attends Bloomberg Inaugural Global Business Forum in NY
Hungarian President János Áder attended the Bloomberg Inaugural Global Business Forum convened in New York by the city’s former mayor, US businessman Michael Bloomberg, the directorate chief at the president’s office said on Thursday.
The meeting on Wednesday brought together about 40 international business leaders and heads of state and government, 5 to 6 of whom had been personally invited by Bloomberg, Csaba Kőrösi told MTI.
The forum was designed to serve as a platform organised in the United States but involving representatives of other leading economies such as China to address issues related to globalisation, he said.
The framework of the new forum, an “alternative to Davos”, will need to be worked out over the coming months, and the Hungarian president has been asked to participate as one of the major players in that work,” Kőrösi said.
The inaugural forum was addressed by the Canadian prime minister, the French president and former US President Bill Clinton, among others, he said.
As we wrote yesterday. at a meeting of state leaders on climate change in New York, President János Áder said that regional and municipal cooperation in curbing greenhouse gas emissions should be expanded. Organised on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly, the meeting looked at possible further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.