ArmInfo.A delegation of the Armenian government headed by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit St. Petersburg on June 6-7, where he will take part in the work of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
According to the decision of the head of government dated June 5, posted on the website of the executive body of e-gov.am, during Nikol Pashinyan's stay on a business trip, his duties will be entrusted to the Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan.
The government delegation will include Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister Arsen Gasparyan, Advisor Artak Gasparyan, Assistant to the Head of the Government Hrachya Tashchyan, RA Spokesman Vladimir Karapetyan and Protocol Director Manvel Avetisyan, as well as High-Tech Industry Minister Hakob Arshakyan and Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Suren Papikyan.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2019 (SPIEF-2019) will be held June 6-8. The forum has been held since 1997, and since 2006 it has been held under the patronage and with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation. The forum is a platform for communication between business representatives and discussion of key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets and the world as a whole. Last year, the forum was visited by 17 thousand guests from 143 countries.
As the presidential aide Yury Ushakov said yesterday, the president of Bulgaria (Rumen) Radev, the prime minister of Armenia (Nikol) Pashinyan and Slovakia (Peter) Pellegrini, as well as the UN Secretary General (Antonio) Guterres will take part in the forum. "All these leaders, whom I named, will take part in the plenary meeting on June 7," Ushakov told reporters. In particular, he noted that in addition to these leaders, official representatives from other states will come to the forum. "Moldova's President will also arrive , he periodically participates in the forum. There will be the president of South Ossetia (Anatoly) Bibilov, vice- presidents of a number of countries, prime ministers, vice-premiers and deputy governments from Belarus, Belgium, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Serbia, Uzbekistan. And more than 40 foreign ministers and parliamentary speakers, " Ushakov said.
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