Azerbaijan, Baku, 25 January / corr. Trend S. Agayeva/ The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev plans to hold eight bilateral meetings in Davos on 25 January within the framework of his participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) which is being held in the Swiss city on 23-27 January.
On 25 January the President will meet with the minister of energy, trade and ecology of Switzerland, the state secretary of Britain on business affairs, the Director of Microsoft, representative of the City Group and representatives of other companies. The President is also scheduled to meet with the Duke of York, the ambassador of Azerbaijan to Switzerland, Elchin Amirbayov, advised Trend during a telephone interview on 25 January.
Ilham Aliyev has already met with Pascal Kupsha, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Victor Yushenko, president of Ukraine, Manuchohr Mottaki, minister of foreign affairs of Iran, Sipi Livni, deputy prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs of Israel, and representatives of the big companies including BP, large bank and financial institutions taking part in the forum.
The President took part in the energy summit, one of the key meetings of the Davos forum where he addressed the meeting and reported on the energy project being implemented in Azerbaijan.
As a tradition, the heads of the big world companies, from the oil and financial giants to the world new agencies have been annually convening in Davos since the forum was established in 1971. According to the organizers, some 800 representatives of large businesses will get together in Davos in 2008. They will include top managers and managers of companies which are considered to be one of the 1,000 most significant partners of WEF.