Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan is joining around 30 Heads of State and Government at the 41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting that opened in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 26.

The five-day forum, themed “Shared Norms for the New Reality” will focus discussions on world economic prospects, policies to promote economic growth, support to the G-20 agenda and building a system to cope with risks.

Davos forum’s founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab said that this year’s forum should define economic challenges to the world instead of considering the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis.

The forum will define new realities and discuss standards for global cooperation in the new period, said Schwab.

On the opening day, delegates were scheduled to discuss economic recovery, the world’s big challenges in 2011, green technology, alternative energy and China’s economic prospects./.