Azerbaijan, Baku, 20 January / Тrend corr S. Agayeva / The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will take part in the annual World Economic Forum to take place in Davos, Switzerland, on 23 to 27 January.
"The President will be visiting Davos from 23 to 25 January," the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Switzerland Elchin Amirbeyov said in a phone talk from Geneva.
The visit program is being developed. The Azerbaijani President was also invited to the energy summit in Davos. The heads of the world's large energy companies and the Presidents of the countries supplying power resources to Europe will be in attendance, the Ambassador said.
Ilham Aliyev is expected to meet with the heads of the official delegations of the participant countries. He will meet with the heads of the Swiss Confederation, the Energy Minister, the Transport Minister, the Communications Minister, and the Ecological Minister of Switzerland. Some 15 bilateral meetings are planed for the President Aliyev, the Ambassador said.
According to a tradition, since establishment of the forum in 1971, the heads of largest companies in the world (from oil and finance giants to world news agencies) annually meet in Davos. According to the organizers, in 2008, some 800 representatives of big business will be in attendance.