Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will speak in person at the plenary session of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), TASS reports today, June 15.
According to the agency, this was stated by the assistant to the President of Russia Yuri Ushakov.
According to him, most of Vladimir Putin’s speech will be devoted to ensuring the further economic development of Russia.
In addition, on June 17, the Russian president will hold a bilateral meeting with his Kazakh counterpart.
During the forum, after the plenary session (June 17), the president will hold bilateral contacts. These will be negotiations with Tokarev, a meeting with the new president of Armenia. Putin will also receive a member of the Presidium of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Serbian people, Milorad Dodik. Putin has already met with him several times during the forum in St. Petersburg,” Ushakov said.
This year, over 40 countries are sending their delegations to SPIEF.
“There will be official representatives from countries that are not friendly to Russia at the forum,” Yury Ushakov noted.