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Belarus' delegation to take part in St. Petersburg economic forum

Economy 23.05.2018 | 14:28

MOSCOW, 23 May (BelTA) – A Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky will take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that will take place on 24-26 May, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia.

The delegation includes First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Yeudachenka, First Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko, Deputy Energy Minister Olga Prudnikova, Deputy Industry Minister Dmitry Korchik, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman of the Board of Belarusbank Viktor Ananich, Head of the Administration of the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone Alexander Yaroshenko, representatives of other ministries and government agencies.

The Belarusian delegation is to meet with First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Finance of Russia Anton Siluanov, Chairman of Russia's Vnesheconombank Sergei Gorkov and other participants of the forum.

Belarus' delegation will take part in panel sessions of the forum, including “The Digital Future in Finance: Battle of the Ecosystems”, “Modern Mechanisms for Promoting Exports On Foreign Markets”, “The Transformation of Public and Private Sectors in the New Economy”, “Infrastructure of the Future: How Should Business and the Authorities Adapt to the New Environment?”.

Ambassador Igor Petrishenko will hold talks with heads of Russia's regions, including Head of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov, Governor of the Primorye Territory Andrei Tarasenko, Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov, Vladimir Region Governor Svetlana Orlova, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Almaz Khusainov. The diplomat will take part in the panel sessions “Fiscal and Tax Policy as Factors Affecting Economic Growth”, “Banking and Finance in the Emerging Markets: Version 2.0”, “The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: From Education to Successful Startups”. Igor Petrishenko will also take part in the second plenary session of the forum on 25 May. Speaking at the session will be Russia's President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is an annual economic summit that has been held in Saint Petersburg since 1997. About 15,000 people from over 140 countries are expected to take part in the forum this year.

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