Serbian delegation at Davos forum

A Serbian government delegation, including Ministers Bozidar Djelic, Aleksandar Vlahovic and Goran Pitic and led by Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, will attend the prestigious annual meeting of international politicians and business leaders, organised by the World Economic Forum, on January 24 and 25.

At the 33rd summit, held from January 23 to January 28 in the Swiss town of Davos, Serbian government representatives will hold a number of meetings with the top brass of the world of business and politics.

On Friday afternoon, Serbian officials will present Serbia’s economic reforms, and the economy’s attractiveness to foreign investment, to representatives of the world’s leading companies. A press conference will follow.

On Friday evening, Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic and leaders of other Southeastern Europe and European Union countries will participate in a panel discussion entitled „New Europe“. The panel will look at the future of EU enlargement and challenges that the European continent as a whole will face in future.

On Saturday, January 25, Serbian officials will hold a number of bilateral meetings. These include meetings with IMF deputy managing director Anne Krueger, US Secretary of State Colin Powell, US congressman Jim Colby and the new President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

On the opening day of the summit, under this year’s theme „building trust“, discussions provided updates on changes in technology, the world economy and common values that have taken place since last year’s meeting. Some of this year’s main topics will include last year’s corporate accounting scandals and most probably the Iraqi crisis.