KIEV, January 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov left for Switzerland on Wednesday, January 22, to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, the government press service said.
“We are studying the possibility of arranging meetings with IMF [International Monetary Fund] Managing Director Christine Lagarde, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, EBRD [European Bank for Reconstruction and Development] top executives, World Bank President Jim [Yong] Kim, and WTO [World Trade Organization] Director-General Roberto Azevedo,” the press service said.
Azarov is also scheduled to meet with Shell and Carlsberg chief executives.
The Ukrainian prime minister will give an interview to BBC and The Financial Times, and talk to Ukrainian mass media.
On Friday, January 24, he will meet with Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili and the Chairman in Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter.
Azarov will also attend the Davos Forum’s plenary session on Ukraine’s economic and political future with Europe and Russia.
On Friday evening, Azarov will return to Kiev.