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.