Global governance is possible but on the condition that all countries are willing to engage in dialogue. According to Ban Ki-moon, climate change, inequality and food security should be considered components of one problem, requiring rethinking on the global scale and joint resolution. At the sessions of the "World of Global Security" track, Ban Ki-moon will share his opinion regarding what tools and institutions may become crucial in this process.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikhail Janelidze has confirmed his participation in the AEF.
On 27 April, 2018, registration opened for press accreditation for the 2018 AEF Global Challenges Summit, part of the 11th Annual Astana Economic Forum.
Andrei Sharonov will take part in the round table discussion: “The Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: How to Integrate into New Markets”