The 6th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) is to be held in Yalta on 24-27 September

The 6th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) is to be held in Yalta on 24-27 September
24 September 2009

From 23 to 27 September, at the Livadia Palace in Yalta, the 6th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) is to be held - the largest informal forum on strategic relations of Ukraine and the world. 

Since 2004, the forum brings together leading politicians, businessmen, public figures and journalists from over 20 different countries. The major topic of this year's annual meeting will address the post crisis development of Ukraine and the world.

The 6th annual meeting will be joined by the IMF Head of Mission to Ukraine 
Ceila Pazarbasioglu; the World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Region Philippe Le Houerou; Adviser to the Nabucco Pipeline Project, former Foreign Office Minister of Germany Joschka Fischer; Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on economic relations with countries of the CIS, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Ukraine Victor Chernomyrdin; Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs of Sweden Goran Lennmarker; Vice Chairman of the China Institute of Strategy and Management, Ambassador and former Permanent Representative of China to the UN Wu Jianmin; Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Board Petro Poroshenko and President of Poland, 1995-2005, Alexander Kwasniewski. In total, over 200 politicians, business leaders and public figures are to take part in this year's meeting.

During the series of discussions, the top Candidates for Presidency in the forthcoming Ukrainian elections, including Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, Leader of the Party of Regions Victor Yanukovich and Leader of the Front of Change Initiative 
Arsenyi Yatseniuk, will present their vision for the future of Ukraine.

Among the key topics to be discussed at the plenary sessions held on 25 and 26 September at the White Hall of the Livadia Palace will be the new world economic order after the crisis, energy security, the future of Ukraine and EU, architecture of the Ukrainian-Russian relations and China's influence on the global economy development.

Partners:
International Renaissance Foundation
Baker Tilly Ukraine
AMEL Holding

A full list of partners of the 6th Yalta Annual Meeting

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Anders Aslund
Anders Aslund
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 8th YES Annual Meeting, 2011
«Ukraine possesses high economic potential which is not used in full»