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Zelenskyy delivers speech in Davos: Live broadcast

Zelenskyy delivers speech in Davos: Live broadcast President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is delivering a special address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 16.

Sources used: Official website of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine, and Bloomberg.

Zelenskyy delivers a special speech at the Forum on the panel "Achieving Security and Cooperation in a Fragmented World."

He is joined on the panel by Klaus Schwaab, Executive Director of the World Economic Forum, and Björge Brende, President of the WEF.

Zelenskyy's program

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived on a working visit to Switzerland yesterday. He will take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos and hold many meetings within the framework of the event.

Thus, in Davos, the head of state will hold bilateral meetings with representatives of the EU and NATO to support the dynamics of our Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as with leaders of states and large businesses.

The President will also talk with partners about the return of abducted children, sanctions against Russia and the search for mechanisms to use frozen Russian assets, cooperation on humanitarian demining, financial support, and the reconstruction of Ukraine.

In addition, the Ukrainian leader met with the management of JP Morgan and major international investors to attract private capital to rebuild Ukraine.

In Bern, he also met with President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd, Chairman of the National Council of the Swiss Federal Assembly Eric Nussbaumer, and Chairman of the Council of Cantons Eva Herzog, as well as with the heads of parties and factions of the Swiss Federal Assembly.

The parties discussed the Ukrainian "peace formula," the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine, and the importance of supporting partners. They also raised the issue of the need for an international tribunal for the crime of Russian aggression. In addition, Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of the Swiss Federal Assembly recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of Ukrainians.

World Economic Forum in Davos

Yesterday, January 15, the World Economic Forum (WEF) started in Davos and will last until Friday, January 19. The event brought together politicians from over 100 countries, businessmen, and public figures. Among them are Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog, newly elected Argentine President Javier Milei, French President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

During the WEF, participants will discuss global threats and challenges. Key topics include the conflict in the Middle East, the war in Ukraine, and the technological breakthrough of artificial intelligence.

Before the official opening of the forum, a meeting of national security advisors on the Ukrainian "peace formula" was held on January 14. It was attended by 81 countries and international organizations. The topic of discussion was Ukraine's demands to stop Russian aggression.

Also in Davos, during the fourth meeting, Switzerland and Ukraine, the co-chairs of the National Security and Foreign Policy Advisors, agreed on a joint communiqué.

Read more about the Davos 2024 program, its participants, and topics in RBC-Ukraine's article.