Ukrainian president Zelenskiy will deliver virtual address at Davos

Economic and political challenges need to be addressed with ‘urgency and speed’ – WEF spokesman

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy will deliver a virtual address to annual meeting in Davos on Monday, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has said.

Mr Zelenskiy will speak on the opening day of the conference. Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov and Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko will be among the Ukrainian politicians who attend the event in person.

“The world is at a historic turning point, and this requires us to address the current geoeconomic and geopolitical challenges with urgency and speed,” WEF spokesperson Yann Zopf said. “It will be an important ‘Ukrainian moment’ to discuss together with other senior Ukrainian voices across government, business and society developments on the ground and the future of their country, which will affect us all as a global community.” – Bloomberg