President to participate in annual meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos

11:24, 23 January 2013
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On January 23-24, 2013, the President will visit Switzerland to participate in the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych. It was stated by Head of Presidential Administration Serhiy Lyovochkin.

In the course of this year’s meeting, the topic of which is “Flexible dynamism”, the WEF plans to form global, regional and sectoral programs aimed at promoting changes at the appropriate levels capable of withstanding new challenges.

The Head of Presidential Administration noted that the top-priority issues for the President at the meeting would be the development of infrastructure and energy problem – the key factors of economic development.

The President also plans to participate in the informal meetings of the world economic leaders “Laying foundation for the restoration of Europe” and “Energy infrastructure in transition”.

In the course of these events, the parties will discuss innovative ideas on the restoration of growth in Europe, a wide range of issues related to modern global energy architecture, particularly guarantees of energy security in Europe, geopolitical aspects of energy policy and the development of alternative energy.

In his speech, the President will present the vision of Ukraine on its possible contribution to the restoration of economic stability on the European continent and development of new models of interaction in the energy sphere.

The Head of State will perform as co-rapporteur at the plenary session of the WEF "Accelerating Infrastructure Development" focusing on the role, experience and capabilities of Ukraine in the provision of transit flows in Eurasia for directions "North-South" and "East-West".

Also, the meeting between Viktor Yanukovych and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab is planned. In the course of the meeting, the parties will discuss future cooperation between Ukraine and the WEF, particularly in the framework of the Council on Elaboration of Global Agenda on Ukraine.

In addition to the above measures, according to Serhiy Lyovochkin, the program of the President in Davos included bilateral meetings with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, heads of foreign delegations, particularly Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili, heads of transnational corporations, particularly CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Peter Voser.

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