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The St. Petersburg forum will save Russia from isolation

Петербургский форум избавит Россию от изоляции

Arrive at SPIEF hundreds of businesses and dozens of politicians

XX Saint Petersburg international economic forum will become one of the largest for all history of its carrying out. Is expected to 10 thousand participants (last year it was 7.5 thousand), 2.5 thousand representatives of the media, up to 40 politicians from different countries (in 2015 was 30). Given the Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov figures confirm the impossibility of carrying out a policy of isolation against Russia and 60 countries will be represented on the forum in the Northern capital.

According to the assistant of Vladimir Putin, the forum will be attended by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Guinea alpha condé, the UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, eight Deputy Prime Ministers and Vice presidents and more than 30 Ministers from different countries.

The business community presented 500 600 foreign and Russian companies. In St. Petersburg will come 230 heads of companies. The forum will be held about a hundred events: business forums of the Shanghai cooperation organization and BRICS, the summit of energy companies, the business meeting, “twenty”, conference on the development of the Arctic, the session of the international discussion club “Valdai”.

A very dense program and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin: more than 10 meetings.

June 15, the evening will be an informal dinner with an old friend Nicolas Sarkozy (former President of France. — “News”), — said Yuri Ushakov, noting that any subject can be affected, including problems in relations between Russia and France.

On 16 June the working day of Vladimir Putin will begin negotiations with the chief Executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. It is expected the signing of an agreement between Gazprom and Shell on the Baltic plant on production of liquefied natural gas.

Then Vladimir Putin will hold marathon meetings — meeting with head of the Republic of Guinea, negotiations tete-a-tete and a working dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker, meeting with ban Ki-moon, which will also be attended by UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The UN Secretary General, the Russian President will award the order of Friendship. Consequently it is planned to discuss relations between Russia and the European Union and the Ukrainian crisis. In the evening Vladimir Putin will meet with heads of foreign investment funds, total capital of which $10 trillion.

Yuri Ushakov noted that the entrepreneurs of several countries have decided to arrive at the economic forum in St. Petersburg, despite the recommendations of the authorities of these countries not to go to Russia.

On the morning of 17 June Vladimir Putin will meet with Nursultan Nazarbayev. Later, the Russian President and other leaders will participate in the plenary session of SPIEF. After it will be full-fledged talks with the Italian Prime Minister, and assumes a working lunch with the business community and signing agreements on the lines of “Rosneft” and NOVATEK. Then scheduled another meeting with the heads of companies and business associations. End of the presidential program on the forum have a traditional dinner with heads of leading international news agencies.

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