Melania Trump will not join President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland after a last minute change of plans.
Her spokesman Stephanie Grisham said “scheduling and logistical issues” had forced her to change her plans. She did not say what those issues were.
she announced her decision not to attend on 22 January, the 13th anniversary of her wedding to Trump, whose own plans had been thrown into flux because of the US government shutdown.
But after a three day deadlock, the Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants, freeing up Mr Trump to attend.
Ms Grisham had earlier said Ms Trump, the US leader’s third wife, would attend the summit which is attended by heads of state and senior business leaders.
Mr Trump is expected to speak at the event.
Ms Trump has kept a low profile after reports surfaced earlier this month that her husband’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, made a $130,000 (£93,000) payment to adult actor Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Mr Trump in 2006. Mr Cohen has denied the report.