Kyiv, January 21 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will take part in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Switzerland) on January 23-24, said the head of the presidential administration, Serhiy Liovochkin, the president’s press service reported on Monday.
This year, the priority for the president’s visit to the WEF will be the development of infrastructure and energy issues, which are the key factors in the growth of the national economy.
“The president is scheduled to take part in sessions of informal meetings of world economic leaders on laying the foundations for a revival of Europe and energy infrastructure during the transitional period,” the presidential administration head said.
According to Liovochkin, these events will address a wide range of issues of modern global energy architecture, in particular the issue of ensuring Europe’s energy security, geopolitical aspects of energy policy and the development of alternative energy.
“In his speeches the president will present his vision of Ukraine’s possible contribution into the restoration of economic stability on the European continent and the development of new models of cooperation in the energy sector,” Liovochkin said.
In addition, Yanukovych is expected to act as co-speaker at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum dedicated to accelerating the infrastructure development, in which the president will focus on the role, experience and abilities of Ukraine in ensuring gas transit in Eurasia.
The head of the presidential administration also said that Yanukovych was to meet with WEF Executive Director Klaus Schwab.
The Ukrainian president was also to hold bilateral meetings with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the heads of foreign delegations, in particular, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, heads of transnational corporations, including Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Peter Voser.