World Economic Forum Expert Group Assists Ukraine
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World Economic Forum Expert Group Assists Ukraine PR Newswire KYIV, Ukraine, June 6, 2012 KYIV, Ukraine, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Agenda Council on Ukraine was launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East, North Africa

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World Economic Forum Expert Group Assists
Ukraine
PR Newswire
KYIV, Ukraine, June 6, 2012
KYIV, Ukraine
,
June 6, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Global Agenda Council on
Ukraine
was launched at the
World Economic Forum (WEF) on the
Middle East
,
North Africa
and Eurasia (
Istanbul, Turkey
,
June 4-6,
2012
). The Council was initiated as a result of the
meeting between Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder
and Executive Chairman of the WEF, and Viktor
Yanukovych, President of
Ukraine
. The WEF Council
will generate ideas to further social, political, and
economic progress in
Ukraine
.
Among other topics, the Council will concentrate on democracy, human rights
and energy security issues as well as
Ukraine's
position in
Europe
. The experts
will also examine the progress of the state's economic reforms and its social
sector.
The Council will include government, business, academia and civil society
experts who will address global, political, economic and social positioning of the
country. The Executive Chairman of the WEF will personally appoint all the
members of the expert group on
Ukraine
. It is planned that the Council will
operate within the Network of Global Agenda Councils (an expert body of over
1,200 members, who monitor key trends and develop recommendations for
problem-solving).
The President of
Ukraine
visited the WEF following the invitation of the head of
the Turkish government Prime Minister Erdoğan. Viktor Yanukovych
participated in the Future of European Integration summit session dedicated to
political and economic aspects of the EU development. The president
addressed an issue of European perspective of
Ukraine
and noted that both
Europe
and
Russia
would benefit from cooperation with
Ukraine
. He also
discussed the possibility of holding the next Regional Summit of the World
Economic Forum in
Ukraine
.
The heads of state and government of Eurasia, the
Middle East
and
North
Africa
, heads of international organizations, among them - the IMF, World Bank,
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, EBRD, the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), NATO, OSCE
participated in the Summit.
The World Economic Forum on the
Middle East
,
North Africa
and Eurasia
opened on
June 4
under the theme Bridging Regions in Transformation. The
Summit brought together more than 1,000 leaders from business, government,
academia and civil society representing over 70 nations. Eurozone crisis,
Syria
,
youth unemployment and the aftermath of the Arab Spring topped the agenda.