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PM Modi to be 'Guest of Honour' at St Petersburg International Economic Forum

India TV Business Desk New Delhi 01 Feb 2017, 17:00:13 PM IST
India TV Business Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wil be the 'Guest of Honour'  at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum scheduled to be held in Russia from June 1-3 this year. 

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that PM Modi will attend the Forum as Guest of Honour.

“This is to confirm that India has been invited as a Guest Country at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum which will be held in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia from June 1 to 3, 2017,” the MEA statement  said.

"As a part of this, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the Forum as Guest of Honour. Other details of the Prime Minister's visit are being worked out, and we will announce them as and when they are finalized," the MEA statement added. 

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is an annual Russian business event for the economic sector that witnesses more than 4,000 people from over 60 different countries every year.

The forum brings chief executives of major Russian and international companies, heads of state, political leaders, prime ministers, deputy prime ministers, departmental ministers, and governors on a common platform.

The forum aims to provide a practical tool for business, helping to overcome the barriers, both geographical and informational, dividing Russia and other countries.