According to the Swiss national newspaper, Bern is preparing for the visit of Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, which is scheduled for the beginning of next week, after which it is expected he will address the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, to be held from Jan. 15 to 19.

On Jan. 15 Zelensky is expected to hold bilateral talks in Bern with the Swiss President-elect, Viola Amherd, who is also currently Switzerland’s Minister of Defense and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ignazio Cassis, according to Tages-Anzeiger’s own sources.

Final confirmation of the Ukrainian leader's visit has yet to be made and will depend on the military situation in Ukraine.

For the last few weeks Zelensky and his team have been actively preparing for the fourth round of consultations at the advisor level of the Ukrainian Peace Formula and the proposed Global Peace Summit.

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Yesterday he had a phone call with the Amir of Qatar and invited him to send a representative to the next meeting of advisors in Davos.

What we know about the fourth meeting of advisors

During his year-end press conference Zelensky announced that the fourth meeting of security and political advisors regarding the Ukrainian Peace Formula would be held alongside January’s WEF conference.

“We will work to ensure that this meeting gathers representatives of all continents, including the Global South. The last five points of the Peace Formula will be worked out at this meeting. The first five points were considered by advisers at the previous meeting in Malta at the end of October,” he said.

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Zelensky said that following this fourth round, Kyiv will work on organizing the Global Peace Summit - the first inaugural summit at the level of state leaders. During that event, it is planned that the fundamental provisions will be agreed and adopted by all states after which it will be passed to the Russian Federation.

“If Russia is ready to accept that document, it will indicate that the issue of [further] negotiations is relevant,” he added.

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