Trip to St Petersburg. The St Petersburg International Economic Forum
The President took part in the plenary meeting of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. On the sidelines of the Forum, he held talks with President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, Prime Minister of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Minister President of the Free State of Saxony Michael Kretschmer.
Vladimir Putin also met with members of the expert council of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), senior officials of foreign companies and participants in the Second Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum.
President Putin and President of China Xi Jinping visited St Petersburg State University, where the Chinese President was awarded an honorary doctorate of St Petersburg State University.