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President to take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos

Tomorrow President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus goes for a working visit to Switzerland to take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos to be held under the title "Shaping the Post-Crisis World" on 28-31 January.

This year, leaders of around 40 states of the world, also representatives of companies, non-governmental organisations, the academia and other organisations will gather for discussions on the world after crisis.  The organisers expect over 2500 representatives from 96 countries of the world to come to this event which is said to be one of the most important ones in the history of the Forum. 

President Adamkus will attend the session "Reviving Global Economic Growth" dedicated to discussions on the importance of open trade to the global economy, on financial stability and other relevant topics.

In the session "Europe's Place in the World", Lithuania's leader plans to talk about the relation between integration within the EU and its efficient involvement in world matters, and the importance of the EU enlargement and closer relations with neighbouring countries, transatlantic community and other regions of the world. Discussions will also concern energy integration, financial stability, development of open trade and other relevant issues.

The President intends to meet with a number of heads of states to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation. Mr. Adamkus is also to meet with some representatives of international companies to talk about the investment climate in Lithuania and investment opportunities in our country.

President Adamkus is due to come back to Vilnius Saturday evening.

Programme of the working visit of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus to the Swiss Confederation:

January 28, Wednesday
10:30  Departure from Vilnius International Airport to Zürich 
 Opening events of the World Economic Forum:
16:45 (local time) Speech by Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China
17:30 (local time) Opening reception
18:30 (local time) Opening speeches by H.E. Hans-Rudolf Merz, President of the Swiss  Confederation,  and Prof. Klaus Schwab 
18:45 (local time) Speech  by Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
20:00 (local time) Dinner session hosted by Dr. Klaus Schwab
22:00 (local time) Nightcap reception hosted by the former U.S. President Bill Clinton

January 29, Thursday
11:00 (local time) Meeting with Jean-Michel Halfon, Pfizer President and General Manager,  Emerging Markets
11:45 (local time) Meeting with Vattenfall President and CEO Lars Josefsson
12:30 (local time) Session "Dialogue with the Mongolian President"
16:30 (local time) Meeting with Nordea Bank President and CEO Christian Klausen
17:20 (local time) Meeting with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
18:15 (local time) Meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Gillani Syed Yousaf

January 30, Friday
09:15 (local time) Meeting with Mark Weil, Head of EMEA Financial Services, and Scott  McDonald, Managing Partner, from Oliver Wyman
10:00 (local time) Meeting with the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan
11:00 (local time) Meeting with Euromoney Institutional Investor Prezident Padraic Fallon  and Euromoney Director Martin Born
12:15 (local time) Session "Reviving Global Economic Growth"
14:30 (local time) Session "Reviving Global Economic Growth" (continued)
17:15 (local time) Meeting with Professor Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World  Economic Forum
  Awarding the Order for Merits to Lithuania
19:40 (local time) Arrival at Hotel Cresta Sun. Discussions
20:00 (local time) Dinner session "Europe's Place in the World"
January 31, Saturday
09:30 (local time) Meeting with EBRD President Thomas Mirow
13:30 (local time) Departure to Vilnius
17:00  Arrival at Vilnius International Airport

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