Simonetta Sommaruga is expected to attend the conference in Lugano
Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga will address the conference in Lugano on Ukraine's reconstruction program on July 4 and 5, the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) confirmed to SonntagsZeitung.
The Bernese socialist will participate in the meetings relating to infrastructure together with Ukrainian Transport Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov specifically.
Everything is still in doubt, meanwhile, regarding the attendance of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: the chances of him coming in person are very slim, according to what the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) told the Swiss-German weekly, it is highly likely that he will be participating by video conference.
The conference, however, remains high-level: in fact, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba are all expected to attend Lugano.