Policy Forum Armenia has announced a “high level” economic forum to be held May 25 in Yerevan that will bring together present and past prime ministers for a panel discussion, as well as representatives of international financial organizations. The day-long event – “Armenia: Weathering the Global Storm” – will focus on key issues facing Armenia’s challenge to overcome the world financial crisis. “International financial organizations and most economists predict a deep and lengthy recession for a wide range of developed and developing countries. As many of these states, Armenia will face the consequences of adverse global trends, and in some ways is likely to be even more affected owing to a dramatic economic slowdown in some of its main trading partner countries,” says the PF-A announcement. Policy Forum Armenia is an independent professional non-profit association aimed at strengthening discourse on Armenia's economic development and national security and through that helping to shape public policy in Armenia.