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Zelensky to speak at Davos forum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address participants in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2022.

That’s according to the event’s press service, Ukrinform reports.

“This extraordinary event takes place at a watershed moment in history from 22-26 May 2022, convening nearly 2,500 leaders to tackle global issues and find solutions to the world's most urgent challenges including the ongoing global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, geo-economic shocks and climate change,” the statement reads.

Read also: Zelensky supports Duda’s initiative for new good-neighborly agreement

More than 50 heads of state and government are expected to join, among the 300 governmental representatives, to share their vision for the world. Over 1,250 leaders from the private sector will be participating, along with nearly 100 Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers – the world’s most promising tech and business start-ups and scale-ups.

The main speeches will be delivered May 23 through May 26.

President Zelensky will address the Forum via video link on Monday, May 23.

Also, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Economic Development and Trade Yulia Svyrydenko, Deputy Chief of Parliament’s Humanitarian and Information Policy Committee Yevhenia Kravchuk, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko are among Ukrainian politicians set to speak at the event.

No Russian officials will be present at the official events as the World Economic Forum has frozen ties with the aggressor power and suspended strategic partnership with Russian businessmen over the invasion of Ukraine.

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