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Medvedev to take floor at Davos WEF

January 17, 2013, 1:54 UTC+3
The annual Davos forum will involve 2,500 representatives of power structures, business elite and public organisations from 100 countries, 50 heads of state and government
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MOSCOW, January 17 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will take part in an annual session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 23-24, the government press service reported on Wednesday, January 16.

“The WEF participants will discuss key issues related to developing the world economy, ensuring macroeconomic stability, increasing sustainability of the international currency and financial system, strengthening energy security and other global problems,” the press service said.

Medvedev will take the floor at the WEB session devoted to Russia. The prime minister will meet with the leaders of several foreign states and governments, and businessmen.

The annual Davos forum will involve 2,500 representatives of power structures, business elite and public organisations from 100 countries, as well as 50 heads of state and government, including from Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, Kenya and other countries. The U.N. Secretary-General and the leadership of certain international political and economic structures – the World Trade Organisation, the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and Human Rights, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Central Bank and others – will take part in the forum.

Medvedev will participate in an upcoming session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that will be held at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, and will deliver a special speech to the participants in the forum, the organizers of the forum told a press conference.

Medvedev is expected to deliver a report titled “Scenarios for the Russian Federation” on the day, when a WEF session will open officially on January 23. The Russian premier is to have several meetings behind closed doors, the WEF press service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Medvedev participated in the forum in 2007, when he worked as the deputy prime minister, and he participated in the WEF forum in the capacity of the Russian president in 2011.

The 43rd WEF session will be held on January 22-27 under the motto “Stable Dynamism.” A total of 2,500 representatives of the state authorities, business elite and public organizations from 100 countries will participate in the WEF session. Forty-five heads of states and governments are expected to attend the WEF session. The chairpersons of the national banks, the chief executives of leading international organizations and over 100 representatives from organisations of the civil society will participate in the WEF debates.

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