Jan 18, 2017 (LBO) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the World Economic Summit to be held in Davos City from 17th to 21st January. The Prime Minister attended the World Economic Summit on invitation last year too. Leaders of nearly 40 countries are scheduled to attend the 2017 World Economic Summit which would study the world’s new economic trends in depth. Concurrent to the summit, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will have several rounds of talks with top level world leaders and high ranking international entrepreneurs, the Prime Minister’s Office stated. Ministers Ravi Karunanayake and Harin Fernando have also been invited to attend the summit. Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetty and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Sandra Perera will also join the delegation.