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ABU DHABI, October 22 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded with a prize for contribution to “the world energy policy”, according to the organising committee of the World Energy Forum 2012 that opened in Dubai on Monday.
The WEF involves over 20 heads of state and government, 40 ministers and leaders of more than 200 international companies.
World energy prizes are presented annually for contribution to the development of energy, the environment and sustainable economic growth.
The prizes have been also given to South Korean President Lee Muyng-bak for contribution to the environmental protection, to Nigerian Minister for Petroleum Deziani Alison-Madueke, to Global Smart Grid Federation for technological innovation, to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and to Vietnam’s Biogas Project Division for its humanitarian contribution.
The Russian delegation is led by Gazprom director of the board Viktor Zubkov. President of the Kurchatov institute Yevgeny Velikhov is expected to take the floor at the forum.